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Field of ripe processing tomatoes.

Tomato

Variety Selection

(Reviewed 1/07, updated 4/09)

In this Guideline:


Where possible, choose varieties that are resistant to prevalent pathogens and nematodes.

Top 50 varieties by number of loads as for 20081
Rank2 Variety Disease resistance3   Rank2 Variety Disease resistance3
1 AB 2 VFFP 26 HYPEEL 108 VFFNP
2 SUN 6366 VFFNP 27 HEINZ 9492 VFN
3 HEINZ 2401 VFFNP 28 HEINZ 9494 VFFNP
4 SUN 6368 VFFNP 29 BOS 66509 VFFNP
5 HEINZ 8004 VFFNP 30 U 941 VFFN
6 HEINZ 9663 VFFNP 31 HM 830 VFFN
7 HEINZ 9780 VFFNP 32 HEINZ 1100 VFFNP
8 HEINZ 9557 VFFNP 33 SHASTA VF
9 HYPEEL 303 VFFNP 34 RPT 1570 VFFNP
10 HEINZ 8504 VFFNP 35 H 2005 VFFNP
11 APT 410 VFFNP 36 HEINZ 9382 VFFNP
12 HEINZ 8892 VFFN 37 PS 816 VFFNP
13 HEINZ 9665 VFFNP 38 BOS 67212 VFFNP
14 HEINZ 5003 VFFNP 39 CXD 242 VFFF3NP
15 HEINZ 2601 VFFNP 40 AB 5 VFFNP
16 PETO 849 VFFNP 41 HEINZ 2906 VFFNP
17 CXD 187 VFFNP 42 AB 3 (DRI 0303) VFFNP
18 SUN 6117 VFFN 43 FANCYPEEL VFFNP
19 CXD 179 VFFN 44 NEMAPRIDE 113 VFFNP
20 HEINZ 9995 VFFNP 45 HEINZ 2206 VF
21 HALLEY 3155 VFF 46 CXD 152 VFF
22 HEINZ 9997 VFFNP 47 WOODBRIDGE BQ 116 VFFNP
23 U 373 VF 48 HEINZ 4707 VFFNP
24 PS 345 VFFNP 49 AB 8058 VFFN SW
25 HEINZ 9491 VFFNP 50 BOS 67374 VFFNP
KEY:
V = Verticillium wilt (Race 1) P = bacterial speck (Race 0)
F = Fusarium wilt (Race 1) N = root knot nematode
FF = Fusarium wilt (Race 1 and 2)  
1 As listed by the Processing Tomato Advisory Board. For more information on varieties, see http://www.ptab.org/ranking10.htm.
2 Ranked by market share (loads inspected in 2008).
3 Disease/nematode resistance information compiled by E. M. Miyao from: Tomato Variety Guides by Timothy, Stewart and Lekos Seeds; Ag Seeds Unlimited, C. J. Rivara, California Tomato Research Institute; Campbell's Seeds; Hazera Genetics Limited
Unranked varieties with spotted wilt resistance   Unranked varieties with dodder tolerant
AB 8058 H 5508 CSD 233 H 9992
HM 4801 H 5608 H 9492 H 9997
HM 6906 CXD 243 H 9553 H 1100
Nun 6385 HMX 8898 H 9888 PX 665
DRI 0309 UG 26606  
HMX 8897 UG 1107 Unranked varieties with Fusarium Race 3 resistance
Nun 6394 UG 1207 CXD 282 CXD 246
PX 002   HM 4802 PS 438
CXD 242 PX 1111

Check with seed developer as the final authority.

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UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Tomato
UC ANR Publication 3470
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