Kilele F1

Introducing Kilele F1 – the open field farming tomato with a knock out kit against tomato yellow leaf curl virus and nematodies

  1. High Yielding– With 3 times the yield of non-hybrid tomatoes. Kilele F1 gives 30-35 tomatoes per acre, under good agronomic practices.
  2. A Hard Tomato– Hardness in a tomato increases its shelf life and transportability
  3. Yields More For Longer– Kilele F1 harvesting goes on for up to 10 weeks under good agronomic conditions.


Plant Type

  • Kilele F1 is a medium early determinate elongated hybrid for bush and staked cultures.
  • It is suitable for dryer and more humid areas or periods maturity.
  • 75 days after transplanting.


  • Average 30 – 35 tonnes per acre under good agronomic practice.
  • Kilele F1 can be harvested up to a period of 10 weeks.



  • Very firm elongated (oval), non greenback, smooth and firm square fruits.
  • with an average fruit weight of 120 – 130 grams.
  • Shelf life – over 21 days when harvested at mature stage.

Disease Resistance

  • Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) (Gathuri/ ngumi)
  • Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV): 0-2
  • Verticillium & Fusarium wilt (race 1 and 2)
  • Nematodes (M.incognita/++)