Tomato Seed Varieties in Kenya

Jonathan
Jonathan
Aug 4, 2017 · 6 min read

Buy seedlings of any of these varieties online at https://seedlingskenya.tk! With farm delivery.

Monsanto

Variety: Anna F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 74,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • It is a fresh market variety that does very well in the greenhouse, but can also do well in open field.
  • The fruit is deep red, firm and oval shaped.
  • Tomato Anna F1 has High Resistance to Alternaria stem canker, Verticillium, Fusarium wilt as well as nematodes. Maturity is 75 days from transplanting.
  • The yield is approximately 74tons/acre (80–90kg/ m2 ) with an average of 35 kg per plant in its life span.

Kenya Seed Company

Variety: Prostar F1

Plant Spacing: 60 x 45 (cm) Maturity: 80–85 (days) Yield/Acre: 180,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • Hybrid indeterminate tomato
  • Can grow in greenhouse and outdoor
  • Attractive red fruits, oval shaped
  • Very long harvesting period
  • Excellent keeping quality
  • Tolerant toTomato Leaf Curl virus and Bacterial Wilt

Variety: Kentom F1

Plant Spacing: 60 x 45 (cm) Maturity: 70–75 (days) Yield/Acre: 38,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • The leading tomato for the Coastal strip
  • Highly productive
  • Easy to manage
  • Fast growing
  • Excellent oblong shape fruits
  • Saladette tomato

Variety: Libra F1

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 75–80 (days) Yield/Acre: 97,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • Hybrid tomato suitable for both open field and greenhouse
  • Attractive oblong shape red fruit with excellent keeping quality
  • Suitable for staking
  • Tolerant to Bacterial wilt disease and Leaf Curl virus
  • Transport well over long distances

Variety: New Fortune Maker F1

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 80 (days) Yield/Acre: 32,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • Oval shaped firm fruits
  • Widely adaptable
  • Grows well at the Coast
  • Excellent taste for stews and kachumbari
  • Premium product

Variety: Riogrande

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 75–85 (days) Yield/Acre: 18,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • A very popular tomato with rich deep red and sweet tasting fruits
  • Bush type growth habit
  • High yielding variety
  • Excellent keeping quality
  • Transports well

Variety: Cal J VF

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 75–85 (days) Yield/Acre: 10,000–12,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • The standard ‘kamongo’ type tomato
  • Requires no staking
  • Good yielder
  • Transport easily to far markets
  • Sweet tasting deep red fruits

Variety: M 82

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 70–75 (days) Yield/Acre: 8,000–10,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • Makes thick stew
  • Has round ,firm, deep red fruits
  • Produce high yields
  • Tolerant to Verticullium and Fusarium wilts
  • Early maturing

Variety: Joy F1

Plant Spacing: 60 x 60 (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 32,000 (kgs) Ideal Climate: Warm

Attributes

  • A vigorous plant
  • Fruits are smooth, round oblate and uniform
  • Fruits have excellent firmness
  • Tolerant to V,F1,F2 and TMV diseases
  • Fruits are borne on alternative clusters, evenly placed
  • Ideal for catering/Hotel industries.

Royal Seed

Variety: Oxly

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 12,000–16,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 90–100 grams
  • Very good shelf life and transportability
  • Very fast germinating with vigorous plants
  • Good tolerance against Leaf Roll Virus

Variety: Faulu

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 60–75 (days) Yield/Acre: 12,000–16,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 85–95 grams
  • Oval shaped uniformed fruits, excellent setting and very firm fruits with good shelf life
  • Fruits are very uniform size and set very well under high temperatures
  • Resistance to Verticilium and Fusarium

Variety: Onyx F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 70 (days) Yield/Acre: 18,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 100–110 grams
  • Early maturing
  • Excellent shelf life with very firm fruit

Variety: Rambo F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 30,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 150 grams
  • Very good shelf life and transport quality
  • Vigorous plant with uniformly set and firm fruits
  • Excellent fruit grade out up to 90% in grade one

Resistance to

  • High bacterial wilt tolerant
  • Fusarium Wilt (Fol: 1,2)
  • Verticillium Wilt (Vd & Va)
  • Bacterial Spot
  • Nematode

Variety: Sandokan F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 30,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 150 grams
  • Excellent shelf life and transportability

Resistance to

  • Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV)
  • Fusarium Wilt (Fol: 1,2)
  • Verticillium Wilt (Vd & Va)
  • Bacterial Spot
  • Nematode

Variety: Strike F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 20,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Determinate
  • Fruit weight 120–130 grams
  • Excellent shelf life and transport quality

Resistance to

  • Fusarium Wilt (Fol: 1, 2)
  • Verticillium Wilt (Vd & Va)

Variety: Chonto F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Plant: 15 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Indeterminate
  • Fruit weight 150–200 grams
  • Yield Potential 15kgs per plant in greenhouses
  • Long shelf life of up to 21 days at room temperature
  • Strong calyx retention and long harvest period

Resistance to

  • Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV)
  • Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV)
  • Fusarium Wilt (Fol: 1,2)
  • Verticilium Wilt (Vd & Va)
  • Grey Leaf Spot
  • Nematode

Variety: Bravo F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Plant: 10–13 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Indeterminate
  • Fruit weight 120–150 grams
  • Yield potential 10 -13kgs per plant in green house
  • Long shelf life of up to 21 days at room temperature
  • Adapts well to a wide range of agro-ecological zones, long harvest period

Resistance to

  • Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV)
  • Fusarium Wilt (Fol: 1,2)
  • Verticillium Wilt (Vd & Va)
  • Grey Leaf Spot
  • Nematode

Variety: Harmony F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 60–75 (days) Yield/Plant: 12–15 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Indeterminate
  • Maturity 60–75 days from transplanting
  • Fruit weight 100–120 grams
  • Yield potential 12–15 kgs per plant with up to 10 fruits per cluster
  • Excellent shelf life with very firm fruits

Resistance to

  • Verticillium Wilt
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Tomato Mosaic Wil

Variety: MonaLisa F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 75 (days) Yield/Acre: 50, 000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Indeterminate
  • Fruits mature rapidly after setting
  • Fruit weight 95–100 grams
  • Yield potential 9–11 Kgs per plant in greenhouse / 50 tons per acre outdoors
  • Intermediate resistance to Bacterial Wilt
  • Intermediate resistance to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
  • Resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus
  • Resistance to F1 Fusarium Wilt
  • Resistance to Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
  • Oblong shaped uniform fruits

Variety: Samantha F1

Plant Spacing: — (cm) Maturity: 60–70 (days) Yield/Acre: 50,000 (kgs)

Attributes

  • Indeterminate
  • Maturity 60–70 days after transplanting
  • Fruit weight 90–95 grams
  • Yield potential 9–11 kgs. per plant in greenhouse / 50 tons per acre outdoors
  • Suitable for regions with Bacterial Wilt problems
  • Oblong shaped uniform fruits
  • Intermediate resistance to Bacterial Wilt
  • Intermediate resistance to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
  • Resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus
  • Resistance to F1 Fusarium Wilt
  • Resistance to Fusarium Crown and Root Rot

You can buy all these varieties and more online at https://seedlingskenya.tk

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