Tomato

Van Den Berg Seeds is the proud owner of the prestigious trademarks "VINERIPE" and "LONGLIFE" for its distinct and full range of professional hybrid tomatoes. Ranging from the very small cherry tomato PERLA ROSA F1, with fruits of 10 grams to the very large beeftomato BERCAMPO F1 with fruits up to 350 grams.

Please enjoy our finest quality tomato seeds and take the time to read their descriptions to make your choice.

Our tomato hybrids produce – contrary to most other tomato sorts - plants that are more generative instead of vegetative in its development. That means fewer leaves and more tomatoes. You will save with VANDOS F1 and ZAROTEN F1 most of the task of removing unwanted leaves, keeping your fingers cleaner and enjoying gardening more, with an extra bonus of less botrytis in your crop.

GLOBAL F1 Hybrid Beef Tomato

€5.47

The average Fruit Weight of GLOBAL F1 is the highest of all our indeterminate beef tomatoes (120-180 grams). The fruits are very attractively shaped with a tiny blossom end, very uniform in shape and size.

Non greenback type and almost without goldspeck and blotch.

Very strong plants, tolerant for TMV, Verticillium and Fusarium 1 and 2. Also the field tolerance for Botrytis, Cladosporium, Corky root and Fusarium Radicis is better than of most other tomato varieties.

Further saving of energy and labour with lower (night) temperatures, less plant maintenance because of less leaf trimming and less grading.

Unsurpassed quality fruit for shelf life and prolonged transport. The plants of GLOBAL F1 are also more tolerant for higher temperatures, provided the relative humidity is high enough.

LONGLIFE ® and VINERIPE ®

GUINDILLA F1 Hybrid Mini Tomato

€5.47

GUINDILLA F1 is a lovely little truss tomato with about 20 fruits each about 20-25 grams. VINERIPE® and LONGLIFE® red and ripe for picking, and still a good storability.

GUINDILLA F1 makes long uniform trusses with about 20 little round tomatoes of about 25 grams each. "Guindilla" is a Spanish expression for: "Sweet Little One". High yields of superb tasting little fruits.

For the best looking and evenly maturing long trusses it is recommended to remove the 2 fruits at the end of a truss when still very small.This allows slightly earlier harvest and even better uniformity,

For LONG LIFE ® tomatoes and certainly for mini tomato is a carefull treatment at harvest and packing necessary. Bruises and minor damage will be visible later and spoil the high quality. If the temperature of the tomatoes is higher, a bruise is even worse.

Keep tomatoes in a ventilated room at about 13 degrees Celsius.

PERLA ROSA F1 Hybrid Mini Tomato

€5.47

The PERLA ROSA F1 hybrid is a mini tomato variety, which has undisputed superior flavour. The plants are vigorous and have a good disease tolerance.

PERLA ROSA F1 produces large trusses composed of many smaller trusses, which could be harvested separately.

The production capacity is very good and depends of course on how much labour is invested: the small fruits and very large trusses require constant attention.

The fruits are about 10 gram each and are of LONGLIFE ® type, which is a must for cherry tomatoes to reduce the risk of over-ripe fruits that could get mixed in.

Like all our LONGLIFE ® tomatoes PERLA ROSA must be grown cool when the light conditions are poor.

In bright weather the plants can stand a very high temperature, provided the humidity is high. In these circumstances the plant development will be rapid which requires extra attention for water and feeding.

When planted in soil instead of Rockwool, results are even better still.

BOMBERO F1 Hybrid Tomato

€5.47

The nearly round LONGLIFE ® fruits of BOMBERO F1 are of very high quality, uniform and with outstanding colour and flavour. 140-180 gram tomatoes.

The BOMBERO F1 is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and also tolerant for Fusarium 1 and 2 and Verticillium

The fruits of BOMBERO F1 are very uniform and nearly round with an average fruit weight between 140 and 180 gram.

The colour of the fruit is darker green before ripening to a deep red with a slightly shiny skin, without blotch or gold specks. BOMBERO is almost without greenback when mature.

The growth of the plant of BOMBERO F1 is, compared with ordinary tomato varieties a lot more generative then vegative, which is a must for high yields of fruit but needs attention to avoid that the plant is overloaded with fruit. The trusses must be trimmed to 4 or 5 fruits from the first truss.

Because of less leaves, there is less deleafing, which means less work and also less contamination because there is less damage to the plant.

The trusses must be trimmed to 4 or 5 fruits from the first truss to avoid that the plant is overloaded with fruit and for regular and continuing fruit production.

Do not remove any leaves from the BOMBERO plant unless the leaves are touching the ground or are in the way. The heavy fruit bearing plant needs all the leaves it produces.

Make sure the BOMBERO plant is never short of water and fertilizer sometimes it needs extra Nitrogen. On very bright days the development of the BOMBERO plant is very fast and then it will need also more water and feeding than other tomatoes on such days.

RONEMO F1 Hybrid Tomato

€5.47

The shiny fruit of RONEMO F1 is round, medium large, non-greenback and turning to a very attractive deep red, almost without blotch or gold specs when mature. VINERIPE ®

Ronemo keeps its outstanding quality after harvest to satisfy the most demanding and remote customer: LONGLIFE ®.

The F1 Hybrid tomato RONEMO F1 is a valuable addition to our range of high quality tomatoes with 100-140 grams fruits.

The plants of RONEMO F1 are strong but not too bushy; growth is more generative than vegative, which is a must for high yield and saving labour: less leaf trimming, less wounds, less plant maintenance and less costs of grading becuse of very uniform fruit.

RONEMO F1 is not only tolerant for TMV; Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Fusarium 1 and 2 and Verticillium but also tolerant for NEMATODES.

Make sure the plant is never short of water and the relative humidity is always high but never over 80% to avoid Botrytis. Apply lower than usual temperatures at night and in dull weather. With sunshine the temperatures can be higher then usual but not over 30 degrees Celsius.

ROMATEX F1 Hybrid Tomato

€6.91

ROMATEX F1 Hybrid tomato is an early maturing determinate strong plant with high yield, oval shaped fruits of 120-150 gram each with outstanding colour and taste.

Romatex F1 is not only tolerant for TMV., Fusarium 1 &2, Fusarium Radicis,

Verticillium but also for Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLC)

ROMANOVA F1 Hybrid Tomato

€6.91

ROMANOVA F1 Hybrid tomato is a early maturing indetirminate strong plant with high yield, oblong shaped fruits of 120-150 gram each with outsanding colour and flavour.

ROMANOVA F1 Hybrid suits tropical highland cultivation and has strong disease resistance. TMV, VF, N, BW.

BERCAMPO F1 Hybrid Beef Tomato

€6.91

BERCAMPO F1 produces the largest fruits of all the LONGLIFE ® tomato varieties. The fruits of this true beef tomato are between 180 and 350 grams each, depending on the growing conditions.

BERCAMPO F1 produces tomatoes almost without greenback and the colour, when green or deep red, is without discoloration.

The LONGLIFE ® and VINERIPE ® fruit of the BERCAMPO beef tomatoes is outstanding for taste and even when picked ripe and red it can still be kept longer than ordinary tomatoes.

BERGCAMPO is a self-topping plant, with short internodes, ideal for planting in low houses, tunnels or in the open and also for planting indoors in large containers, pots or buckets. It is not a very large plant and can be replanted once and even twice which will result in a very high total production per m2. For instance, 34 plants per m2, each plant with 2 to 4 main branches, each branch with 1 or 2 trusses, each truss 2 or 3 very large fruits.

For uniform large fruits, trim the trusses to 2 or 3 fruits.

VANDOS F1 Hybrid Truss Tomato

€6.91

The fruit quality of the VANDOS F1 hybrid is obvious from a distance: trusses and tomatoes are medium/large, 90-120 gram, round, very uniform with full red colour, shiny skin and finally without hairline cracks, gold specks or blotch. The outstanding flavour is remarkable and the firm fruit is never watery or mealy.

VANDOS F1 produces very uniform, medium to large and round fruits with a shiny skin.
Many professional growers confirm this truss tomato delivers high production, unsurpassed fruit quality, outstanding flavour, uniformity without rival and - strong plants which are not too bushy, less labour required for maintenance & fruit grading

The unsurpassed uniformity of VANDOS tomatoes is important for labour saving when harvesting, grading and packing. The strong generative growth of VANDOS is the cause of the extremely high production.

All trusses must be trimmed to 5 fruits, starting with the first truss. No leaf trimming unless absolutely necessary when leaves are a nuisance or touching the ground. Make sure that VANDOS is never short of water! When a lot of water is being used on hot and bright days, the Electrical Conductivity of the water must be lowered (which means a reduction of the fertilizer).

The night temperatures and day temperatures in dull weather MUST be lower than with other tomato sorts. This results in an important saving of fuel.

It takes 4 weeks from sowing till planting. The planting distance is 33 x 100 cm. It takes 10 weeks from planting till first picking, depending on growing conditions.

ZAROTEN F1 Hybrid Tomato

€6.91

The nearly round LONGLIFE ® & VINERIPE ® fruits of ZAROTEN F1 are almost without greenback, very uniform and with outstanding colour and flavour. De fruits of this medium sized tomato are between 110 and 180 grams each, depending on the growing conditions.

The nearly round LONGLIFE ® & VINERIPE ® fruits of ZAROTEN F1 are almost without greenback, very uniform and with outstanding colour and flavour. The ZAROTEN F1 is resistant to tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), Fusarium, Verticillium, Nematodes and more tolerant for Botrytis.

The generative growth with less leaves and increased tolerance for high and low temperatures, the outstanding setting of the fruits and also the good disease resistance makes ZAROTEN F1 the best tomato hybrid for professionals and serious hobbyists.

Because of less leaves, there is less deleafing, which means less work and also less contamination because there is less damage to the plant.

Because of less leaves, there is less deleafing, which means less work and also less contamination because there is less damage to the plant.

Zaroten is less susceptable to disease transmission between plants as we recommend to remove only leaves from Zaroten plants when they are in the way or touching the ground. All heathy leaves must be left on the plant. Less wounds, less infections. TYLC is transmitted in your crop by green fly or aphids.
Make sure there are no weeds outside your greenhouse that can carry diseases. Try to keep insects outside by putting mosquito netting over the vents and in the doorway of the tunnel or greenhouse.