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Strong points and weak points of the varieties grown in 2009

Variety

Characteristics

Strong points

Weak points

F1 Lampo
(Nunhems)
  • VF2 NPt
  • cube shaped
  • 55- 65 g
  • The earliest
  • firmness / Isola
  • Insufficient backup data regarding cultivation on large surfaces
  • Potential slightly lower than Isola

H2206
(Heinz)

  • VF
  • Small round fruit

 

  • Variety observed in 2009 in the full-season slot (whereas it had been announced as very early): compare to Lampo and Isola, the standards in terms of earliness
  • Insufficient backup data, but panted by a lot of growers
  • Small plant requiring good nitrogen fertilisation
  • Announced with a better Brix
  • Potential yield ?

F1 Isola
(Nunhems)

  • VF Pt
  • oblong cube-shaped
  • 70- 75 g
  • Earliness
  • Productivity
  • Very small peduncule (3-4%)
  • Low soluble solids content
  • Firmness
  • Must be harvested beyond 80% maturity

F1 Spunta
(Nunhems)

  • + 1 day
  • VF2 Pt
  • oblong cube-shaped
  • 75- 80 g
  • Earliness and plasticity
  • Productivity
  • No peduncle
  • Average firmness
  • Seems sensitive to bacteriosis and alternaria

F1 Montégo
( ISI – Voltz)

  • + 1 to 2 days
  • VF2 NPt
  • oblong cube-shaped
  • 70 g
  • Earliness
  • Soluble solids content
  • Firmness
  • Resistances compared to other early varieties
  • In some cases, plant cover is a bit sparse.

F1 Power
(Voltz, Isi)

  • + 1 to 3 days
  • VF2 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 80 g
  • Productivity
  • Firmness and colour
  • No peduncle
  • Soluble solids content
  • Recently introduced to France

F1 Caliendo
(Voltz, Esasem)

  • + 1 to 3 days
  • VF2 Alt
  • cube-shaped
  • 60- 70 g
  • Very good plant-set
  • Soluble solids content
  • Firmness
  • Colour
  • Recently introduced to France

F1 Platex

(Ex PS 1251)
(Seminis)

  • + 2 to 3 days
  • V0F0 N TSWV
  • cube-shaped
  • 50 g
  • Productivity
  • Grouped maturity
  • Merely average soluble solids content

F1 Nautico
(Ferry Morse - Vilmorin)

  • + 2 to 4 days
  • VF2 N Pt
  • cube-shaped
  • 65- 70 g
  • Productivity
  • Firmness
  • Earliness
  • Good results in the South-West and in coastal areas
  • Small fruit in certain conditions
  • Bad start to cultivation if the soil is cold

F1 Caladou
( INRA/Sonito – Voltz)

  • + 3 days
  • VF2 NPt Sw
  • cube-shaped
  • 80 g
  • Firmness
  • Colour
  • Resistance to TSWV
  • Soluble solids content
  • Beware of hot weather and lack of water—risk of blossom end rot

F1 Leader
( ISI – Voltz)

  • + 3 to 4 days
  • VF2 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 75 g

  • Productivity
  • No peduncle
  • Merely average soluble solids content

F1 Advance
(Ex nun127)
(Nunhems)

  • + 3 to 4 days
  • VF1 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 65- 70 g
  • Productivity
  • Firmness
  • Good holding when overripe
  • Healthy leaves
  • Average plant cover

F1 Littano
(Ex CLX 38138) (Clause)

  • + 4 to 6 days
  • VF2 N Pt
  • cube-shaped to round
  • 60-65g
  • Productivity
  • High Brix
  • Recently introduced to France

F1 Red Sky
(Nunhems)

  • + 4 to 6 days
  • VF2 Pt
  • cube-shaped
  • 60 g
  • Soluble solids content +0.5° Brix compared to F1 Perfectpeel
  • Good quality of the fruit
  • Very good firmness
  • No peduncles
  • Tomatoes without juice
  • Insufficient backup data regarding cultivation on large surfaces

Cannery row
( Ferry Morse - Vilmorin)

  • + 4 to 7 days
  • VF
  • oblong cube-shaped
  • 65- 70 g
  • Very good firmness
  • Good holding when overripe
  • Soluble solids content
  • NON-HYBRID
  • Sometimes slightly inadequate plant cover
  • Curly leaves

F1 Wall
(Seminis)

  • + 6 to 8 days
  • VF N alternaria
  • cube-shaped
  • 70 g
  • Productivity
  • No peduncles
  • Very firm
  • Plant cover must not be allowed to develop excessively, so as to avoid fruit drop.

F1 Vulcan
(Nunhems)

  • + 6 to 8 days
  • VF1 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 65- 70 g
  • Productivity
  • Firmness
  • Can be planted at low density (27 to 28000 plants/ha)
  • Good Brix
  • Small fruit
  • Fairly vigorous plant cover

F1 Ovidio
(Voltz, Isi)

  • + 6 to 8 days
  • VF2 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 70 g
  • Productivity
  • Firmness
  • Good soluble solids content
  • Recently introduced to France

F1 All Flesh
( Peotec – Voltz)

  • + 7 jours
  • VF2 Pt
  • oblong cube-shaped
  • 70- 75 g
  • Soluble solids content +0.3° Brix compared to F1 Perfectpeel
  • Good quality fruit
  • Very good firmness
  • No peduncle
  • Tomatoes without juice
  • Insufficient backup data regarding cultivation on large surfaces
  • Low productivity

F1 Perfect peel
(Seminis)

  • + 6 to 9 days
  • VF, St, Asc
  • cube-shaped to round
  • 60 g
  • Productivity
  • Flexibility
  • Tolerance to bacteriosis
  • Slightly low Brix
  • Average plant cover
  • No nematode resistance

F1 Fuzzer
(Ex PS 1185)
(Seminis)

  • + 8 to 11 days
  • V0F1 N
  • cube-shaped to round
  • Gros fruit : 85 g
  • Productivity
  • Intense colour
  • Very good firmness when overripe
  • Long cycle – MUST NOT BE PLANTED TOO LATE
  • Recently introduced to France

F1 Fokker
(Ex nun104)
(Nunhems)

  • + 8 to 11 days
  • VF1 NPt
  • cube-shaped
  • 65- 70 g
  • Productivity
  • Fermness
  • Good holding when overripe
  • Good Brix
  • Very healthy leaves
  • Average plant cover
  • Long cycle – MUST NOT BE PLANTED TOO LATE

F1 H2306
F1 H6803
F1 H9889
F1 H3402
F1 H4007
F1 H9036

(Heinz)

  • These varieties were planted on trial-plots by several growers
  • Early
  • Early
  • Moderate early
  • Moderate early
  • Moderate early
  • Full season
  • Recently introduced to France
  • Some varieties planted for factory trials

 

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