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Ansal F1 Tomatoes Guide for famers and yield per acre

Jul 23, 2024 4 Min Read

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Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables worldwide, and our country is no exception.

The tomato industry has grown steadily over the years, with farmers adopting new varieties to increase yields and income.

Tomato Ansal f1 is one of the tomato varieties that has had a significant impact on farmers' income.

Tomato Ansal f1 is a hybrid tomato variety developed by East-West Seed Company. It is a determinate variety, which means it grows to a certain height before stopping, making it ideal for small-scale farmers with limited space. 

Tomato Ansal f1 is also popular among farmers due to its high yields, disease resistance, and excellent fruit quality.

Tomato Ansal f1 has had a significant impact on farmers' income since its introduction to the market. 

According to Kisomose Benon, one of agronomists, farmers who have adopted this variety have yields that are nearly double those of local varieties, resulting in higher profits.

For example, he claims that with good agronomist practices, one plant can yield up to 200 tomatoes, which has been observed on various farms.

This has increased farmers' income, allowing them to invest in better farming practices, expand their farms, and provide better living conditions for their families.

ansal f1 tomatoes

 

Tomato Ansal is a well-known tomato variety that is known for its sweet and juicy flavor. It bears medium-sized, round fruits that are bright red in color. Ansal tomatoes are popular in fresh salads and dishes due to their versatility in a variety of culinary applications.

Another tomato variety produced by Bayer East Africa and marketed under the Seminis brand is Ansal F1.

Ansal F1 has long been a favorite hybrid tomato variety among Kenyan farmers and sellers.

Features

  • Excellent fruit firmness
  • Uniform & attractive deep red fruits
  • Excellent plant vigor
  • Early in fruit picking

 

Advantages

  • Suitable for long-distance transportation
  • Highly marketable fruit quality
  • Robust & strong plant growth
  • Early in harvest & shipment to market
  • Performs best in warm environments.

Disease Resistance

  • HR ToMV:0-2 / TSWV / Fol:0,1 / Va:0 / Vd:0
  • IR TYLCV

 

Key to Disease Resistance

  • Fol = Fusarium wilt
  • ToMV = Tomato mosaic
  • TSWV = Tomato spotted wilt
  • TYLCV = Tomato yellow leaf curl
  • Vd = Verticillium wilt

 

Agronomic Tips

  • Seed rate (depending on spacing): 3.5 ft x 1 ft (60 -70 gm/Acre) 4.0 ft x 1.5 ft ( 50 gm/Acre)
  • Transplanting: Tomato seedlings are transplanted when they become 25-30 days old & are 8-10 cm in height or each seedling possesses 5-6 leaves.

Characteristics

  • SEGMENT: M
  • SIZE: Medium
  • COLOUR: Red
  • SHAPE: Oval
  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 90-100 grams
  • HARVEST METHOD: Loose, Loose With Calyx
  • HARVESTING SEASON: Summer
  • JOINTLESS: No
  • PLANT TYPE: Determinate
  • SOWING SEASON: Summer
  • TRANSPLANTING SEASON: Summer

Ansal F1 tomato production/yields

Ansal F1 produces 6 to 8 flower nodes per cluster under good agronomic practices, with the average fruit weighing between 100g and 150g.

As a farmer, you can expect to begin harvesting your tomato fruits 75 days after transplanting.

As a result, the breed has an average yield potential of 25 to 35 tonnes per acre.

Ansal F1 shelf life

Ansal F1 tomato fruits typically have a shelf life of 21 to 28 days.

This makes them popular not only with customers and sellers who are assured that the fruits will not spoil soon, but also with farmers.

Ansal F1 farmers are confident that they can transport the fruits for long distances to market without causing damage or spoilage due to their long shelf life and firm fruits.
 

Ansal F1 disease tolerance

Like most Bayer East Africa seeds, the Ansal F1 tomato breed is resistant to a wide range of diseases namely:

  • Ezoic
  • Fusarium wilt
  • Verticillium wilt
  • Bacterial wilt
  • Tomato spotted wilt
  • Bacterial canker
  • Tomato mosaic virus
  • Root-knot nematodes
  • Tomato yellow leaf curl virus.
  • Additionally, Ansal F1 tomato plants exhibit great tolerance to both early & late blight, bacterial spot, and bacterial spec.

This makes it even more attractive to farmers who have trouble combating blight and its related diseases.

 

Ansal F1 tomato variety – frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is the maturity period of Ansal F1?

Ansal F1, like most hybrid tomatoes, matures in 70 to 80 days and the first fruits are ready for harvesting.

Because it is a determinate breed, harvesting will last 8 to 12 weeks, depending on how well you feed the plant.

How much does the Ansal tomato variety yield per acre?

If you properly feed your Ansal plants, you can expect to harvest between 25 and 35 tonnes of fruits per acre in a single season.

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