Healani Tomato

$2.00

  • Fruits approx. 6-8oz
  • Matures in 75-80 days
  • Resistant root knot nematode, fusarium wilt, gray leaf spot
  • Tolerant to tobacco mosaic virus

Item Details

Healani is a determinate tomato plant with uniform ripening. Fruits approx. 6-8oz. Matures in 75-80 days. Oblique fruit shape. Resistant to the common root knot nematode, fusarium wilt, gray leaf spot and one strain of spotted wilt virus. It is also tolerant to tobacco mosaic virus.

History of the Plant

“Healani” was released in 1970 as a result of work by the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and many breeders. It was meant to be an improved Anahu. Healani was developed from a cross between Anahu and STEP 305, then refined over several generations, and then crossed to STEP 559 from South Carolina to improve fruit quality and size.

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media

01

PREPARING THE SOIL

Prefers well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with lots of organicTomato plants grow best in well drained, moderately acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0 to 6.8 is optimum) with a good level of soil organic matter. Have the soil analyzed to determine the soil pH and whether any soil amendments (including lime, dolomite, and phosphate) are needed. A soil analysis is particularly recommended for new garden sites. A “standard” soil analysis, which measures soil pH and available soil phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium material. A soil pH of 6.0–8.0 will get plants growing, with an ideal range falling between 6.0–6.8.

02

SOILLESS

To ensure adequate levels of the major plant nutrients, include a general fertilizer when preparing the garden before planting. Commonly available rapid-release fertilizer formulations suggested for vegetables are 16­ 16-16 (“triple-16”) and 10-20-20 (these numbers refer to the percentages of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash in the fertilizer).

Care

01

WATER

Before fruit set, irrigate two to three times a week during periods of little or no rainfall. After fruit set, three to four irrigations per week with heavy soaking may be necessary for most soils and localities, depending on rainfall; container-grown plants should be irrigated daily after fruit set. To minimize leaf disease, avoid wetting the plant when applying water.

03

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Tomato plants are susceptible to diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Two common virus diseases of tomatoes are tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), which is transmitted by thrips insects, and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), which is transmitted by contaminated tools and by people’s hands or footwear. Avoidance is aided by keeping the garden clean of weeds that are host plants of TSWV and thrips. TMV infection can be avoided by washing off any infected plant sap from tools and hands before touching tomato plants.

03

HARVEST

At the earliest, tomato fruits can be harvested when the bottom shows some pink. Fruits picked three-quarters to fully ripe will taste better than those picked earlier. Most varieties mature in 60–80 days. On average, one or two harvests per week will be necessary. Fruits should be harvested more frequently if cracking or splitting is a problem; this can occur during periods of heavy rainfall.

Nutrients

01

NUTRITIONAL

They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

Carbs comprise 4% of raw tomatoes, which amounts to fewer than 5 grams of carbs for a medium specimen (123 grams).

Tomatoes are a good source of fiber, providing about 1.5 grams per average-sized tomato.

Most of the fibers (87%) in tomatoes are insoluble, in the form of hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin

02

MEDICINAL

Observational studies have noted links between tomatoes — and tomato products — and fewer incidences of prostate, lung, and stomach cancers.

Tomatoes are considered beneficial for skin health.

Increasing evidence from clinical trials suggests that supplementing with lycopene may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Amazing Recipes Of Healani Tomato (Coming Soon)

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Try the moreish combination of hot tomatoes and cold yogurt – and stir tahini through the yogurt to make it rich and nutty. This is a wonderful summer dish

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Flavour versatile couscous with mint, parsley and almonds, then serve with chilli-spiced roasted tomatoes and a garlic yogurt sauce.

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A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper.

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Serve this Italian-inspired take on a shakshuka for an easy brunch. If you’re not vegetarian, you could also add chorizo.

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