AN INDETERMINATE GREENHOUSE OR OPENLAND VARIETY WITH VERY HIGH QUALITY AND THICK FRUIT WALLS
- Early maturing
- Attractive shape and size
- Type An indeterminate long shelf life saladette tomato hybrid suited to greenhouse and open-field production.
- Maturity 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. STAR 9082 is classed as a medium cycle variety that produces over six to eight months.
STAR 9082 have an open plant habit that helps with the easy of spraying and picking. Plant development is vigorous and very fast to the top of the trellising structure.
STAR 9082 have a very high quality cylindrical blocky fruit with an average mass of 120 – 140g and exceptional fruit quality with thick walls. STAR 9082 combine long shelf life with superior taste. Fruit colour is red to deep red, no green shoulders are present. The fruit are very uniform on the truss with a high marketable yield potential; a high percentage of large first grade fruit can be expected. The variety is jointed and has a very small calyx scar compared to the fruit size.
STAR 9082 are selected for open field and greenhouse production as a trellised type. Although highly recommended to be pruned, the variety could be grown un pruned. For optimal results, plants should be pruned to between 1-3 stems in open field production. Pruning will lead to earlier setting and better fruit uniformity. Attention should be given as not to prune too severely during summer as foliage might be reduced leading to possible sun burn damage.
Open Field: planting density should be 12 – 18 000 plants per hectare. The row spacing should not be less than 35cm between plants. Under protection: the plants could either be trained to a single stem on a supporting string and then layered down, or pruned to two stems and stopped at the desired height. The planting density should be 2-3 plants / stems per m².
Disease Resistance HR – Verticillium Wilt (Va, Vd), Fusarium Wilt (Fol 2), Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) IR – Root-knot Nematodes (Ma, Mi,Mj).
Features and Benefits
STAR 9082 provide the grower with an open growth habit, producing uniform fruit with some of the highest fruit quality in its class.