1,000,000th seed of cluster tomato sowed:

Europe: 80 hectares of NUN 09008 TOF

Last week Nunhems reached a notable milestone when the 1,000,000th seed of the tomato variety NUN 09008 TOF was sown. The plant raiser who sowed this millionth seed is Vreugdenhil, and tomato grower Schenkeveld will grow the variety in the coming season. Harm Ammerlaan, sales specialist for high tech tomatoes at Nunhems, celebrated this special occasion with both companies with a special NUN 09008 TOF cake.

John Potters of Plant raiser Vreugdenhil together with Harm Ammerlaan.

The middle tomato-on-the-vine variety NUN 08009 TOF, has experienced a memorable introduction this season with an acreage of 80 ha, divided over growers in mainly the Netherlands and Belgium.

On the November 27th, the official variety name will be announced during a NUN 09008 TOF* event, which will be held at the Nunhems castle for those growers who are planning to plant the variety in the coming season.

Berry Baruch of Tomato Grower Schenkeveld.

NUN 09008 TOF is a middle tomato-on-the-vine for year round production and for production under artificial light. The crop is vigorous and strong. NUN 09008 TOF* has high production potential. It starts producing early and production is enabled until December because of its continuous good quality tomatoes.The green parts of the vine are very strong. The tomatoes are firm and have a nice red color. Both, the stalks and the fruits have a good shelf life. With a Brix of 5 NUN 09008 TOF* offers a good flavor in this tomato segment. NUN 09008 TOF* is intermediate resistant to Oidium neolycopersici.

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