A heat tolerant tomato variety developed in Mauritius
- High yield potential
- Heat stress tolerant
- Vigorous growth
- Early bearing and prolific fruiting
Summer Star has been developed by FAREI through a mutation breeding programme. The variety has the ability to sustain heat stress up to 35°C. It has a semi-determinate growth habit and is an early bearing variety with prolific fruiting. Fruits are of medium size and oblong. Summer Star has good cooking and processing attributes. Its yield ranges from 45 – 50 t/ha.
Shelf life: Can be kept for a maximum of 15 days at ambient temperature when harvested at mature green/turning stage