Sodagar F1 Tomato 1000 Seeds (Enza Zaden)
Sodagar F1 Tomato is an indeterminate,hybrid fresh market varieties. This variety perform very well throughout the year.
Tomato possess strong vigour produced from Enza Zaden Company. It is suitable for covered crops and open field as stacked crop.
Characteristics Of Sodagar F1 Tomato (Enza Zaden)
- Indeterminate tomato hybrid from Indonesian breeding adapted to the humid tropics.
- It is a very vigourous plant producing an elongated-blocky fruit with a pointed end.
- Maturity is attained 85 days after transplanting
- Storability is between 10 to 14 days
- Furasium wilt and nematodes with intermediate resistance to blight.
- Fruit are firm, yield per plant is between 2.7 – 3.5 kg.
- Harvesting can last for up to 7 months depending on good conditions.
- HR: Furasium Wilt, Leaf Mold
- IR: Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Bacterial wilt
Benefits of Tomato
Tomatoes are a versatile ingredient for food and diet, and when they’re perfectly ripe, they are exceptionally delicious.
- Better Eyesight
- Cell Growth
- Collagen Production
- Immune Support
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Improve Digestion
- Reduced Cholesterol
- Reversed Smoking Damage
Steps in growing Tomato
1. Nursery Establishment
Fill tray holes 3/4, press to compact and plant seeds. Place seed trays in dark and warm location. Seeds start to sprout between 1-2 weeks, move to sunny spot.
2. Land Preparation and Transplanting
Soil has to be ploughed to a depth of 20-30cm. Incorporate well decomposed manure into prepared land, this is done before transplanting usually 3-4 weeks after sowing in nursery. Hardening carried out 6-10 days before transplanting.
Spacing of planting holes ranges from 60*45 cm or 60*60 cm and in the case of a greenhouse 8*15 m.
Tomatoes are a heavy water user, thereby requiring frequent irrigation to delay maturity and prolong plant productivity. For open field cultivation, furrow and drip irrigation are effective.
Plant has a high rate of nutrient(Phosphorus, nitrogen and Potassium) consumption. Organic fertilizers are a good source of all. When flowering starts, apply nutrients based fertilizer.
4. Management and Harvesting
Management of indeterminate tomato include training and trellising (applying support to plant vertically and horizontally), de-suckering (removal of lateral shoot), pruning (removing old leaves), mulching (excluding light,raises temperatures).
Sodagar matures mid-late and can be picked by hand for the fresh market.