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Denomination: 'Gustafano'
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: 2018-07-23
Provisional Protection:: 2018-07-23
Application Number: 18-9585
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-03-04
Certificate Number: 6163
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-03-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'McDreamy'

Summary: The plants of 'Gustafano' mature very early to early in the season whereas the plants of 'McDreamy' mature very early in the season. The leaflet of 'Gustafano' is large while it is small to medium sized for 'McDreamy'. The fruit of 'Gustafano' is very small to small, but larger than the fruit of 'McDreamy', which is also very small to small.


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

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

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

IMMATURE FRUIT: small to medium extent of medium to dark green shoulder, very light to light green skin excluding shoulder, no green stripes
MATURE FRUIT: very small to small, large length/diameter ratio, obovate shape in longitudinal section, very weak to weak ribbing at peduncle end, very weak to weak depression at peduncle end, small peduncle scar, very small to small blossom scar, intended to flat at blossom end, small mid-point of core (in cross-section) in relation to total diameter when viewed from above, very thin to thin pericarp, two and three locules, red skin colour, strong glossiness of skin, red flesh, medium to firm

DISEASE REACTIONS: susceptible to Meloidogyne incognita; no resistance to Verticillium sp. (Va and Vd) race 0, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 2 (ex 3), Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis lycopersici, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus race 0 or Oidium neolycopersici (On) (ex Odium lycopersicum(OI)); resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 0 (ex1) and race 1 (ex 2), Fulvia fulva (Ff) (ex Cladosporium fulvum) race 0 and groups A, B, C, D and E, Tomato Mosaic Virus strains 0, 1 and 2 and Stemphylium spp. present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Gustafano' originated from a controlled cross conducted in the summer of 2013 at the Enza Zaden Research and Development Station in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. The cross was made between two unnamed proprietary seedlings. In 2015, 'Gustafano' was trialed in the Netherlands and Canada. Selection was based on uniform recognizable fruit, taste, yield and resistance to Ff:A-E and silvering (Si).

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Gustafano' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2015/1981, purchased from Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trial was conducted by Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, from 2016 to 2017.

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Tomato: 'Gustafano'

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Tomato: Reference variety 'McDreamy'

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Tomato: 'Gustafano'

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