Katana

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Beefsteak type hybrid that produces uniform, large and firm fruit. Tight blossom end and smooth shoulders. Continuous setting ability which translates to high yields.

V44046 : Katana
Treatment * Pkg Size ** Price
Treated 100 seeds $5.00
Treated 500 seeds $19.15
Treated 1M seeds $31.90
* M = 1,000
** US prices shown in USD
Attributes
Item Number
V44046
Maturity (days)
75
Weight (oz)
9 - 10
Shoulders
Uniform Green Gene
Shape
C
Habit
Semi Determinate
Hybrid  
Yes
Year New
2019
Treatment
Standard Treatment
Popular For
Fresh Market
Canada
Yes

Growing Tips

Tomato Shape Chart

Tomato Chart

Planting

Sow in greenhouse 4 - 6 weeks before desired planting date. Allow plants to adjust to field conditions for 48 hours before transplanting. Plant transplants up to 6 inches deep.

Planting Guidelines - Tomato
Approximate Seeds per Pound:
140,000 - 165,000
Seeding Rate per Acre by Weight:
0.8 - 0.8 oz
Seeding Rate per Acre in M (1,000):
7.6 M
Seeding Rate Seeds per 1,000 foot of Row:
667
Seed or Plant Spacing In Row:
18"
Seed or Plant Spacing Between Rows:
48"
Seed or Plant Spacing Depth:
.25 - .5"
Recommended Soil Temperature:
60 - 75°F
Days to Germination:
7 - 10
Management

Staking and pruning plants are an important management practice. Staking and pruning allows the plant to concentrate on fruit development and also ensures less damage when harvesting fruit. Staking also keeps fruit from setting on the ground. Grow plants on raised beds with drip irrigation. Scout weekly to ensure crop quality. Consult Midwest Vegetable Production Guide on identification and treatment. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf

Harvest

Harvest tomatoes when 60 - 90% red for fresh markets. Consult your buyers on what stage they would like their tomatoes harvested. However, please note that the more red the tomato the shorter the shelf life.

Storage

Store at 50 - 60ºF and 85 - 95% humidity to ensure the longest shelf life.