STARLING* F1 Hybrid Indeterminate Tomato

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • NEW MINI PLUM VARIETY
  • OUTSTANDING FLAVOUR AND HIGH SUGAR CONTENT
  • INTENSE RED COLOUR
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL

Starling* is a new vigorous, indeterminate baby plum tomato variety especially suited for production under protection, but experience showed that Starling* can be grown successfully in the open field.  Yield potential is excellent with uniform fruit set through the season. Starling* is preferred for higher sugar content when compared to standard mini plums.  Starling* has the ability to set fruit under cool conditions and maintain high brix levels.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Adequate light and optimal temperatures ensure good flavour and colour development.

CHARACTERISTIC*: STARLING*
KIND: Indeterminate F1 hybrid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. nom cons)
TYPE: Mini plum
PRODUCTION TYPE: Under protection and open field
FIRMNESS: Excellent
MATURITY: Medium early
PLANT VIGOUR: Strong
SEASON: Year-round culture in frost-free areas
FRUIT WEIGHT: 12 – 18 g
FRUIT SHAPE: Blocky
PEDUNCLE: Jointed
ATTACHMENT POINT: Minute, neat
SHOULDER: Smooth
SHOULDER COLOUR: Uniform green turning red
COLOUR: Intense red
FLAVOUR: Outstanding
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
LEAF COVER: Good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici race 1 (Fol:1), Fulvia fulva (Ff: A-E), and Tomato mosaic virus races 0-2
MARKET USE: Single fruit, pre-packing, export
POPULATION GUIDE: 24 000 – 28 000 final stand per ha
SPECIAL FEATURES: Outstanding flavour and colour and high yield potential.