Nepali farm develops disease-resistant tomatoes

December 5th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Dec 5 (ANI): A Nepali agriculture farm has developed nine varieties of disease-resistant and heat-tolerant tomatoes.

According to, Gorkha Seed Company, the first ever-Nepali hybrid tomato variety, is making final preparations to introduce the tomatoes in the market.

“The varieties we have developed are bacteria-resistant and withstand hot climate. We will soon name those varieties,” senior scientist at the company Kedar Budhathoki said.

Budhathoki further claimed that the new varieties could yield a record production of 30 kg per plant. The research is currently being undertaken at some plots in the capital.

“Farmers can produce at least 10 kg per plant even under worst conditions with each tomatoes weighing up to 80 grams. These varieties can be produced even in areas where the temperature is as high as 40 degree Celsius,” he added. (ANI)

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