Tomato Kilele F1
Tomato Kilele F1 is a determinate hybrid of tomato with an excellent sweet taste. This variety is known for the high production of oval-shaped and very firm fruits. In addition, it is ideal for all domestic African markets where elongated fruits are requested.
Kilele F1: Features
- Nursery period: 3-4 weeks.
- Earliness: Medium early.
- Maturity: 75 days after transplanting.
- Plant: Determinate, very vigorous, good cover, and high yielding.
- Production/Yield: 30-35 tons/acre under good agricultural practices.
- Fruit: Very firm elongated, non-green back, smooth and firm oval fruits with an average fruit weight of 120-130gm.
- Shape: Oval.
- Shelf life: Over 21 days.
- Disease tolerance:
Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV)
- Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV): 0-2
- Verticillium & Fusarium Wilt (race 1 and 2)
- Nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita/++)
Weeding tomato farm:
This should be done at regular intervals. Watering of tomato farm: Soon after transplanting, seedlings should be watered every morning and evening till the plants are able to stand on their own.
Fertilizer Application in tomato farming:
Apply N.P.K 15:15:15 fertilizer to each plant of tomato three weeks after transplanting at 250kg/hectare, or apply any organic manure like compost or farmyard manure at 30-40 metric tons per hectare.
Staking of tomato:
Provide stakes to enable the tomato plants to stand erect and prevent lodging. Stems are tied or trained to the stakes. Staking allows for good fruiting of the plant of tomato and keeps fruits from disease attack. Arising from contact with soil. Staking should be done before flowering. The maturity period of tomato: This occurs between two to four months after planting. Methods of tomato Harvesting: Matured or ripe fruits are harvested by handpicking and stored in a dry, cool place. Harvesting starts from two months. Tomato Processing: Tomato is either used or consumed after harvesting, or it can be processed into tomato juice or paste. Storage of tomato: It can be stored as a canned paste.
Nutritional facts of tomatoes
The water content of tomatoes is about 95%, with the other 5% being mainly carbohydrates and fibre.
- Tomatoes are also good sources of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin B9 (folate), etc.
- Including tomatoes in the diet can help prevent cancer, maintain healthy blood pressure and reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes
- Furthermore, they contain key carotenoids like lutein and lycopene. These can protect the eye against light-induced damage
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