Hybrid tomato seeds are types of tomato seeds that are produced through cross-pollinated plants. Most if not all the hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria are imported into the country.
Hybrid tomato seeds are far better than most open pollinated tomato seeds in Nigeria; they are bred for improvement in diseases resistance, colour of fruits, yield and uniformity.
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Hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria generally have a significant higher yield than open pollinated tomato seeds in almost all cases. Hybrid seeds can increase yield by 50% -100% in some cases or even more.
Hybrid tomato seeds are not advised to be replanted. If you replant seeds harvested from fruits resulting from the planted hybrid tomato seeds, you will not get exact characteristics from the harvested seeds you planted.
All the hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria are F1 hybrids. This means that the hybrid seeds marketed by firms in Nigeria are the first filial generation of the offspring of different parents.
To achieve a high yield in tomato farming in Nigeria, it is advised that you use a hybrid tomato variety.
Details of Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
All the hybrid tomato seeds sold in Nigeria are imported into the country. Although, there are plans to breed hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria.
Below are the details of the types of hybrid tomato seeds available in Nigeria.
East West Seed - Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
East West Seed Company was established in Philippines in 1982. It is popularly called East West Seed. This firm breeds and produces hybrid vegetable seeds for countries in the tropical belt. East West Seed also produces open pollinated varieties of seeds but the firm is well known for its quality hybrid seeds suitable for tropical conditions.
The following are some of the hybrid tomato seeds produced and marketed by East West Seed in Nigeria:
Platinum F1: This hybrid tomato seed is suitable for all areas or zones in Nigeria. It can be planted in the savanna, Sahel and in the rain forest regions of Nigeria. It has good tolerance to bacterial wilt and a lot of viral diseases that affect tomato plants.
Below are some of the characteristics of Platinum F1 tomato seeds:
Platinum F1 tomato variety is very hardy and rugged; it can tolerate a lot of stresses that other tomato varieties cannot tolerate.
The growing habit of platinum F1 is very fast. A tomato farmer can make his first harvest from platinum F1 variety in 60 – 70 days.
Platinum F1 produces small to medium shape tomato fruits.
Platinum F1 has a good heat set, that is, it can still produce tomato fruits when the temperature is very hot, unlike other tomato varieties.
Platinum F1 has good resistance to tomato bacteria wilt. A disease endemic in the southern part of Nigeria.
Platinum F1 is resistant to tomato yellow leaf curl viral disease and other virus caused diseases which are commonly transmitted to tomato plants.
Platinum F1 can grow in places with high humidity like the southern part of Nigeria.
Platinum F1 has oval shape tomato fruits.
Padma F1: This is one of the best hybrid tomato seeds produced and marketed by East West Seeds in Nigeria. Just like Padma F1 seeds, it can grow in all parts of Nigeria. It has a good vigor and high yield capability.
Below are some of the characteristics of Padma F1 tomato seeds:
Padma F1 has the ability to tolerate stress and other adverse conditions other tomato varieties cannot withstand.
The first harvest from Padma F1 can come as early as 65 days. It has a fast growing attribute.
Padma F1 produces big and red fruits which is very attractive to buyers in the Nigerian market.
Padma F1 can still yield well in humid conditions unlike other tomato seeds.
Padma F1 has some resistances to bacteria wilt disease.
Padma F1 can grow in all areas or regions in Nigeria.
Technisem – Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
Technisem is one of the biggest hybrid seeds producers in the world. Technisem is based in France with operations in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
Technisem specifically produces seeds that are tolerant to tropical conditions. A significant percentage of hybrid tomato seeds sold in Nigeria are produced by Technisem.
The following are some of the hybrid tomato seeds produced and marketed by Technisem in Nigeria:
Cobra F1: Also called Cobra 26 F1. This is one of the best-selling and most popular hybrid tomato seeds sold by Technisem in Nigeria.
Cobra F1 tomato variety has resistances to bacterial wilt disease and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curly Virus (TYLCV) disease.
Below are some of the characteristics of Cobra F1 tomato seeds:
Cobra F1 variety if planted with drip irrigation system produces uniform fruits.
The first harvest from planting cobra F1 can come as early as 65 days. This shows how fast growing this hybrid tomato variety is.
Cobra F1 has a fairly big fruit which is well accepted in the Nigerian market.
Cobra F1 variety can grow well in hot conditions and also in humid conditions.
Cobra F1 has a resistance to tomato bacteria wilt disease.
Cobra F1 is resistant to tomato yellow leaf curl viral disease.
Mona F1: Mona F1 is a new hybrid tomato seed that has just been introduced to Nigeria by Technisem.
Mona F1 is suitable for both rainy and dry season. It has resistances to tomato bacteria wilt disease and nematodes.
Below are some of the characteristics of Mona F1 tomato seeds:
Mona F1 can produce good fruits in the dry season and in the rainy season.
A tomato farmer can start harvesting after 65 days if he plants Mona f1 tomato seeds.
The fruits produced by Mona F1 tomato variety are big and red. This is well accepted by buyers in Nigeria.
Mona F1 has some resistances to nematodes
Mona F1 variety can also resist fusarium
Syngenta – Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
Syngenta is a firm that produces seeds and agrochemicals. It is one of the biggest seeds and agrochemicals producers in the world. Syngenta is based in Basel, Switzerland.
The following are some of the hybrid tomato seeds produced and marketed by Syngenta in Nigeria:
Kilele F1: Kilele F1 tomato seed is a hybrid tomato seed in Nigeria. It is being marketed by Syngenta Nigeria.
Kilele F1 is suitable for all areas in Nigeria. It has tolerances and resistances to some diseases that affect tomato plants and fruits.
Below are some of the characteristics of Kilele F1 tomato seeds:
Kilele F1 variety is a determinate type of tomato.
Kilele F1 has a high brix and a sweet taste.
The fruits of Kilele F1 are oval in shape and accepted by buyers in Nigeria.
Kilele F1 tomato fruits can weigh 120 – 130 grams.
First harvest after transplanting is usually 75 days.
Kilele F1 can achieve a yield of 30 tonnes per acre.
Chibli F1: This is a determinate and high yielding hybrid tomato variety. It is sold in Nigeria by Syngenta Nigeria Limited. Chibli F1 variety produces blocky shaped tomato fruits.
Below are some of the characteristics of Chibli F1 tomato seeds:
Chibli F1 variety has a determinate growing habit
Chibli F1 tomato seeds produce fruits that are blocky in shape.
It has a good leaf cover during the flowering and the fruiting stage.
The average weight of Chibli F1 tomato fruits is 110 grams.
It has resistances to verticulum and fusarium.
It has resistances to nematodes.
Tylka F1: This is an indeterminate variety of hybrid tomato seeds. Tylka F1 is produced by Syngenta. It is usually grown in greenhouses and poly tunnels. Tylka F1 is known for its high production and huge yield.
Below are some of the characteristics of Tylka F1 tomato seeds:
When grown in a greenhouse, this variety can produce a yield of 70 – 80 tonnes per acre.
Tylka F1 has an indeterminate growing habit. It can be harvested for over 6 months and it can grow as high as 10 feet when staked.
The size of the fruits produced by Tylka F1 variety is 120 – 130 grams.
This variety is usually ready for harvest after 75 days of transplanting.
It is resistant to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV).
It is resistant to Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV): 0-2.
It is resistant to Verticillium & Fusarium Wilt (race 1 and 2).
It is resistant to Nematodes (M. incognita/++).
Hazera – Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
Hazera is an Israeli firm that produces vegetable seeds. Hazera is known for its quality and name in the global market for seeds.
Some Hazera hybrid tomato seeds are available in Nigeria.
The following are some of the hybrid tomato seeds produced and marketed by Hazera in Nigeria:
Shanty Tomato Seeds (F1): This hybrid tomato seed when planted produces a semi-determinate growing habit. The growing habit of Shanty F1 tomato variety is similar to that of an indeterminate variety. It produces fruits profusely with a very high yield.
Below are some of the characteristics of Shanty F1 tomato seeds:
Shanty tomato variety can yield up to 40 tonnes per acre
The fruits are very big and highly favoured by food marketers in Nigeria.
It has resistances and tolrances to some tomato diseases.
It is resistant to Verticillium & Fusarium Wilt (race 1 and 2).
It is resistant to Nematodes (M. incognita/++).
Continental Seeds – Hybrid Tomato Seeds in Nigeria
Continental Seeds is one of the leading seeds producers in Africa. It is based in Kenya with representatives in several countries in Africa.
Continental seeds produce a lot of hybrid tomato seeds which are marketed in Nigeria.
Some of the hybrid tomato seeds produced by Continental Seeds Limited that are marketed in Nigeria are Commando F1, Maxim F1, Master F1, Laila F1, Rounder F1, Danny F1 and Sifa F1.
Should you know other hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria, you can continue the discussion in the comments section.
Where to buy hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria
Hybrid tomato seeds are sold by some credible seeds dealers in Nigeria. However, there are a lot of unscrupulous dealers that sell bad hybrid tomato seeds. You should be very careful when buying seeds in Nigeria.
At Veggie Concept, we sell quality hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria. You can contact us through 08025141924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price of hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria
The price of hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria varies according to price, quality, number of seeds and country of importation. Asian produced hybrid tomato seeds are usually cheaper than European produced hybrid tomato seeds.
For example, a 5 grams packet of Platinum F1 tomato seeds is ₦3,900. A 50 grams can of Cobra F1 hybrid tomato seeds is ₦19,000.
If you see any hybrid tomato seed that is too cheap in Nigeria, please exercise caution. The seed may be sub-standard and of a poor quality. Do not be penny wise and pound foolish.
Drip Irrigation and hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria
I have seen a lot of people who told me that they bought hybrid tomato seeds and they did not get good results.
Mallam Musa planted open pollinated tomato variety in Kano for 15 years so he decided to try platinum F1 hybrid tomato variety. Mallam Musa refused to use drip irrigation for this variety, he also did not apply adequate fertilizers, he recorded a very poor yield.
At his second trial, he bought drip irrigation from us and used adequate fertilizers; he was shocked that he achieved a yield of 45 tonnes in his 2 acre tomato farm. Hitherto, he got only 8 tonnes from his open pollinated roma variety from his 2 acres of farmland.
Hybrid tomato seeds are high yielding unlike open pollinated seeds. I advise our customers to use drip irrigation when cultivating hybrid tomato seeds. Hybrid tomato seeds need a lot of water and fertilizers.
Never starve hybrid tomato varieties of water and nutrients; otherwise your investment on them will not be worthwhile.
Do you know any hybrid tomato seeds in Nigeria? If yes, why not let us continue the conversation in the comments’ section.