A determinate saladette tomato with excellent fruit quality on a highly disease-resistant plant
• Compact growth, with a very high yield
• Extended bearing period
• Exceptional leaf disease tolerance
• Very attractive shape and size
• Unique disease resistance package
A determinate saladette tomato hybrid with long shelf life, suited to open-field production for the fresh and informal markets as a trellised or un trellised type.
Early maturing variety. In Summer plantings the first fruit will mature in 75 - 80 days after transplanting. The date of harvesting may vary by as much as 10 days between early and late season plantings. This needs to be taken into consideration when planning planting schedules under different growing conditions.
Vigorous determinate growth habit with exceptional leaf cover on a highly disease resistant plant.
BLYE has very high quality blocky/cylindrical fruit with an average mass of 120 - 150 g. Fruit quality is exceptional with a deep red colour, thick walls, good flavour and no green shoulders present.
Although BLYE could be grown without trellising, it is highly recommended to be trellised to 1 – 3 wires. The planting density should be chosen to give 15,000 - 21,000 plants per hectare. The row spacing should not be less than 35cm between plants. For un trellised production, a plant population of 10,000 - 15,000 plants per hectare with a row spacing of not less than 2 - 2.5m and an in-row spacing of 27 - 30 cm is recommended.
HR: Verticillium Wilt (Va,Vd), Fusarium Wilt (Fol 1, 2), Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV).
IR: Root-knot Nematodes (Ma, Mi,Mj), Bacterial Wilt (Rs).
Features & Benefits:
BLYE provides the grower with a compact, vigorous, determinate plant, together with its uniform fruit size and high yield capability.