Article | 12. 2014 Vol. 32, Issue. 6
Breeding of Black Tomato ‘Hei-G’ Suitable for Protected Cultivation

Jeollanam-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services1

2014.12. 917:921


‘Hei-G’ is a new tomato cultivar originating from the cross of two inbred lines, the maternal plant TKUI-3 separated from ‘Kame’ in 2007, and the paternal plant AL-1 developed by pedigree breeding. The new cultivar was registered as ‘Hei-G’ named ‘JTB026 (Jeonnam-2)’ based on characteristics and yield trials carried out in the spring of 3 years, from 2010 to 2012. ‘Hei-G’ is an indeterminate type with strong plant vigor. The fruit is round and the ripening fruit is blackish red. The average fruit weight of ‘Hei-G’ is about 43.4 g, and its marketable yield is 4,944 kg・10 a-1. The lycopene content of ‘Hei-G’ (11.8 mg・100 g-1) is higher than that of other tomatoes (e.g., cv. Rapido, 3.1 mg). In addition, ‘Hei-G’ is suitable for environment-friendly protected cultivation because of its resistance to powdery mildew.

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