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Denomination: 'Delisher'
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Applicant/Holder: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri
United States of America
Breeder: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc., St. Louis, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Monsanto Canada ULC
Suite 810-180 Kent St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0B6
Tel: 613-369-4462
Application Date: 2018-12-12
Provisional Protection:: 2018-12-12
Application Number: 18-9662
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-06-04
Certificate Number: 6202
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-06-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Seychelle'

Summary: The leaflets of 'Delisher' are small to medium whereas the leaflets of 'Seychelle' are large. The length to diameter ratio of the fruit for 'Deisher' is very large while it is large to very large for 'Seychelle'. At maturity, the fruit colour of 'Delisher' is a lighter red than that of 'Seychelle'.


SEEDLING: anthocyanin colouration of hypocotyl present

PLANT: indeterminate growth type, medium to tall

STEM: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to long internode

LEAF: horizontal to semi-drooping attitude, medium to long, medium to broad, bipinnate type, dark green upper side, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, weak degree of blistering
LEAFLET: small to medium, horizontal attitude of petiole in relation to main axis

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

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

DISEASE RESISTANCE: highly resistant to Meloidogyne incognita; no resistance to Verticillium sp. (Va and Vd) race 0; resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, races 0 (ex 1) present; no resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, races 1 (ex 2); no resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis lycopersici; resistance to Fulvia fulva (Ff) (ex Cladosporium fulvum) race 0 and groups A, B, C, D, and E present; resistance to Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV), strains 0, 1 and 2 present; no resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV), race 0; resistance to Tomato torrado virus (ToTv) present.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Delisher' (breeder designation DRTC1003) is a cherry plum tomato developed for production in high tech greenhouses. It originated from a cross conducted in 2014 between two Seminis proprietary breeding lines, in Bergschenhoek, Netherlands and was further developed by pedigree breeding selection. The resulting hybrid, 'Delisher', was selected in 2015 on the basis of quality, uniformity, fruit colour and fruit taste.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Delisher' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number TMT3103, purchased from Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands from 2017 to 2018.

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Tomato: 'Delisher'

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