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Denomination: 'Grifone'
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Applicant/Holder: Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.
Haling 1E
1602 DB Enkhuizen
Breeder: Martijn van Stee, Enza Zaden Beheer B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex.1279
Application Date: 2016-08-31
Provisional Protection:: 2017-08-29
Application Number: 17-9284

Variety Description


SEEDLING: anthocyanin colouration of hypocotyl present
PLANT: indeterminate growth habit, medium height, flowers mid-season, late season fruit maturity
STEM: very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to long internode length

LEAF: semi-drooping attitude, medium to long, broad, bipinnate division of blade
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): medium green, weak to medium glossiness, weak to medium blistering
LEAFLET: medium size, semi-erect to horizontal attitude of petiolule in relation to main axis of leaf

INFLORESCENCE: mainly multiparous type
PEDUNCLE: abscission layer present, medium to long
FLORET: yellow, pubescence of style present

IMMATURE FRUIT: medium to large extent of dark green shoulder, medium green skin excluding shoulder, no green stripes
MATURE FRUIT: very large, small to medium length/diameter ratio, obcordate shape in longitudinal section, strong ribbing at peduncle end, strong to very strong depression at peduncle end, medium to large peduncle scar, medium to large blossom scar, flat at blossom end, medium diameter of core (in cross-section) in relation to total diameter when viewed from above, thick pericarp, more than six locules, red skin, medium glossiness of skin, red flesh, soft to medium firmness

DISEASE REACTIONS: susceptible to Meloidogyne incognita; no resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 1 (ex 2), Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis lycopersici, Fulvia fulva (Ff) (ex Cladosporium fulvum) race 0 and groups A, B, C, D and E or Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus; resistance to Verticillium sp. (Va and Vd) fusio, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 0 (ex1), Tomato Mosaic Virus strains 0, 1 and 2, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus race 0 and Tomato Torrado Virus present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Grifone' originated from a controlled cross conducted in the summer of 2014 at the Enza Zaden Research and Development Station in Sicily, Italy. The cross was made between two unnamed proprietary seedlings. In 2015 to 2016, 'Grifone' was trialed in the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, France and Belgium. Selection was based on fruit shape, setting and texture.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Grifone' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number TMT3121, purchased from the Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trial was conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands in 2017.

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Tomato: 'Grifone'

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