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Characteristics of Platinum F1 Tomato Seed:

  • Platinum F1 tomato variety has a high vigor and can withstand a lot of stress during the growing season. It is a very rugged tomato variety.
  • Platinum F1 variety of tomato has a fast growing habit. First harvest from this variety can be as early as 60-70 days.
  • The tomato fruit from this variety is medium in size and well accepted in the Nigerian market especially during the lean season.
  • Platinum F1 tomato variety can set good fruits in very hot conditions. The heat set characteristic of this variety is good.
  • This variety is tolerant and resistant to bacterial wilt, a disease that is prevalent in Nigeria especially the southern part of the country.
  • Platinum F1 is resistant to tomato yellow leaf curl viral disease and other viral diseases prevalent in the dry season in Nigeria.
  • This variety can grow well in humid conditions, thereby suitable for cultivation in southern Nigeria where farmers dread to grow tomatoes.
  • This tomato variety has oval shape fruits.

We sell UC82B Tomato Seeds which have gone through an intensive breeding program to become one of the leading seed varieties for tomatoes.

  • Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) belongs to the family Solanaceae and is one of the most widely eaten vegetables in the world.
  • It can be eaten fresh or in multiple processed forms.
  • The UC 82B tomato seeds germinate to produce high-quality tomato fruits which are the early determinant type with good keeping quality.
  • In addition, the fruits are firm, reddish and somewhat square-shaped.
  • In recent decades, consumption of tomatoes has been associated with the prevention of several diseases mainly due to the content of antioxidants including carotenes, ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds.
  • Read on to discover more information about the product:


Tomato UC82B: Product features

  • Variant: UC82B
  • Features: early determinant type, firm, square-shaped, red fruit with good keeping quality.
  • Planting season: dry and wet seasons
  • Seed rate: 0.4-0.6 kg/ha
  • Maturity days: 125
  • Yield: 30-35 t/ha
  • Germination: 7-14 days
  • Sow depth: 0.5 to 1cm


Growing tomato seeds

Sprinkle the seed thinly onto good quality seed compost. Cover with 1.5mm of compost and water lightly with a watering can.

If you are growing a few plants…

  • Sow two seeds into a 7.5cm pot. Keep the compost moist but be careful not to overwater as wet conditions can encourage “damping-off” disease and other mould problems.
  • After germination, remove the smaller plant.
  • Pot-on the tomato seedlings as soon as they are big enough to handle. Hold the plants by the leaves.
  • Taking care not to touch the stems, transplant them into 7.5cm pots. Protect the plant from frost, cold winds, droughts, etc.

If you want to grow them outside…

  • Make sure you dig in plenty of garden compost or manure just before planting, because tomatoes are hungry plants!
  • Plant tomatoes about 45cm apart leaving 75cm between the rows.
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