Tomato Research Programme

Tomato is a one of the most important vegetable crops in the world as well as in India. Tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV), Bacterial wilt and blights are major yield limiting factors in India. Considering its importance for fresh market and processing industries research programme has been designed to develop superior hybrids having high nutritive, valueslonger shelf life, multiple resistances coupled with high yield.


Large collection of diverse germplasm with the following economic traits
  • Earliness with multiple pickings
  • Red-to-dark red fruit color
  • Medium to high lycopene content
  • Resistance to tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV), Bacterial wilt, Spotted wilt (TSWV), early and late blight
  • Diverse fruit shapes with heat tolerance and high fruit setting
  • Wider adaptability
  • Prolific fruit bearing capacity

Genetic enhancement :

Genetic enhancement program me to develop
  • Trait-specific breeding lines
  • Resistance to TLCV, bacterial wilt, early and late blight and physiological disorders like cat face and fruit cracking

Objectives :

Development of hybrids for
  • Early maturity with multiple picking
  • High yield potential
  • Good quality fruits, long shelf life
  • Resistance to TLCV, bacterial wilt, TSWV, early and late blight
  • Firm fruits with high pulp content suitable for processing industries
  • Longer shelf life