Improving Tomatoes

Improving Tomatoes
The main objectives of tomato genetic improvement are based on the work on varieties like Daniela, Saladette, Coctail and Cherry

Our genetically enhanced varieties show resistance to the following viruses: TYLCV (Ty1, Ty3), TMV, V, F123, N, SW5.

Our research and developing efforts are focused on the following objective markets: Spain, Portugal, Italy and Morocco.
Information

List of varieties and characteristics of Tomato

ShapeSizeColorResistance
Round 180 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
  210 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
Saladette 150 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
  210 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
Cluster 150 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
Coctail >45 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V
Cherry >35 gr.   F123, N, SW, TMV, TYLCV, V

Resistances that we work on Tomato

One of the main strategies of our genetic improvement program has been the gradual use of resistances to viruses in our genetic material without forgetting those agronomic characters of commercial interest.
 

INTRODUCTED RESISTANCES

ResistanceInbreedsDescription
TYLCV (Ty1, Ty2, Ty3)   Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
TSWV   Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
N   Nematodes
F3 (I3)   Fusarium 3
Tmv, V, F12   Classical resistances

DEVELOPING RESISTANCES

ResistanceSourceDescription
Tswv Solanum Habrochaites New isolates
Cf (cladosporium) Solanum Lycopersicum Cladosporium
Lvt (oidium) inmune Solanum Lycopersicum L. Turica
Tuta Absoluta Solanum Habrochaites Tuta Absoluta

Lines of Tomato

To obtain tomato lines, we use classic genetic improvement methods and perform resistance tests in natural environmental conditions of high possesion vector.
MethodsAdvantagesProblems
Test TYLCV in natural infections in Spanish isolated High level of resistance  
Classical breeding Adaptation, Flexibility, Cost Time

New projects for improvement of Tomato

Looking for new markets and solutions to the customers, we focus our projects on diversification, root resistances and health benefits.
ProjectDescription
Solanum Nigrum Definition of anticancer properties
Rootstocks Interspecific rootstocks
Diversification New varieties, colors and shapes
New markets Creation of lines for new markets