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Denomination: 'Kivu'
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Applicant/Holder: Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
Burgemeester Crezeelaan 40
Postbus 40, 2678 ZG
De Lier
2678 KX
Breeder: Bram Koebrugge, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Rijk Zwaan Export B.V.
1002 Mersea Road 7 R.R. #5
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 3V8
Tel: 226-344-6670
Application Date: 2018-09-20
Provisional Protection:: 2018-09-20
Application Number: 18-9616
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-03-11
Certificate Number: 6167
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-03-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Foronti'

Summary: The leaf of 'Kivu' has a semi-drooping attitude, but less drooping than that of 'Foronti', which is also semi-drooping. The leaflet of 'Kivu' is medium to large, but smaller than the leaflet of 'Foronti', which is also medium to large. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'Kivu' is medium green, but lighter green than the leaf blade of 'Foronti', which is also medium green.


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

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

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

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

DISEASE REACTIONS: susceptible to Meloidogyne incognita; no resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 2 (ex 3) and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus race 0; resistance to Verticillium sp. (Va and Vd) race 0, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici race 0 (ex1) and 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, Tomato Mosaic Virus strains 0, 1 and 2 and Oidium neolycopersici (On) (ex Odium lycopersicum(OI)) present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kivu' originated from a cross conducted in De Lier, Netherlands in July 2013. From the resulting progeny, a hybrid was selected in the Netherlands in August 2014 based on its plant growth habit, uniform and stable fruit shape, uniformly large fruit size over the season and low sensitivity to fruit drop. This new variety was named 'Kivu'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Kivu' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number TMT3097, purchased from Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trial was conducted by Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, from 2017.

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Tomato: 'Kivu'

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Tomato: 'Kivu'

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