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Denomination: 'Adorion'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Nun 09231 TOF'
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Applicant/Holder: Nunhems B.V.
Napoleonsweg 152
6083 AB
Breeder: B. C. H. J. Silvertand, Herten, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Aventum IP Law LLP
830-555 Legget Drive, Tower B
Ottawa, Ontario
K2K 2X3
Tel: 613-232-5300 Ext 321
Application Date: 2018-03-21
Provisional Protection:: 2018-03-21
Application Number: 18-9398

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bartelly'

Summary: The plants of 'Adorion' are medium to tall while those of 'Bartelly' are of medium height. The leaf blade of 'Adorion' is of medium length whereas the leaf blade of 'Bartelly' is long. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'Adorion' has a medium degree of blistering whereas that of 'Bartelly' has weak to medium blistering. At maturity, the fruit of 'Adorion' are red, very small and firm while the fruit of 'Bartelly' are darker red, smaller and medium to firm.


SEEDLING: anthocyanin colouration of hypocotyl present

PLANT: indeterminate growth type, medium to tall

STEM: very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, short internode

LEAF: horizontal to semi-drooping attitude, medium length, medium width, bipinnate type, medium to dark green upper side, weak to medium degree of glossiness on upper side, medium degree of blistering
LEAFLET: medium to large, semi-erect to horizontal attitude of petiole in relation to main axis

INFLORESCENCE: mainly uniparous type
FLOWER: yellow, pubescence of style present

PEDUNCLE: abscission layer present, short
FRUIT (BEFORE MATURITY): medium extent of green shoulder, green shoulder is medium intensity, intensity of green excluding shoulder is very light to light, no green stripes
FRUIT: very small, medium ratio of length in relation to diameter, circular shape in longitudinal section, absent or very weak degree of ribbing at peduncle end, absent or very weak depression at peduncle end, very small peduncle scar, very small blossom scar, flat blossom end, small to medium diameter of core in cross-section in relation to total diameter, thin pericarp, only two locules, red flesh at maturity, firm
FRUIT SKIN: red at maturity, strong glossiness
TIME OF FRUIT MATURITY: very early to early

DISEASE REACTIONS: resistance to Verticillium sp. (Va and Vd) race 0; Fulvia fulva (Ff) (ex Cladosporium fulvum) race 0 and groups A, B, C, D, and E; Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV) strains 0, 1 and 2 present, susceptible to Meloidogyne incognita, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 0 (ex 1), race 1 (ex 2), race 2 (ex 3); Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis lycopersici; Phytophthora infestans, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV), Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) race 0 and Oidium neolycopersici (On) (ex Oidium lycopersicum)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Adorion' (breeder designation NUN 09231 TOF) originated from a controlled cross conducted in 2015 in the Netherlands. The parents were developed via pedigree selection from 2012 to 2014 with 2 selection cycles per year in the Netherlands. The female line was selected for its high brix (sugar) content and cluster shape. The male parent was selected for its non-ripening (NOR) gene and cluster shape. In the parent, the NOR gene gives non-ripening fruits a green-yellow color, whereas in the hybrid the balance between sugars and acids result in the fruit color remaining red-orange. From the resulting progeny, 'Adorion' was selected for its yield, high brix and acidity level.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Adorion' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number TMT3321, purchased from Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands from 2018 to 2019.

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Tomato: 'Adorion' (left) with reference variety 'Bartelly' (right)

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Tomato: 'Adorion' (left) with reference variety 'Bartelly' (right)

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