Tomato VFN?

Arlene Gaudet agaudet at MHC.MTHOLYOKE.EDU
Tue Jun 6 07:36:15 EST 1995

Regarding the code VFN, plants with that combination of disease resistence
are resistent to verticillium, fusarium wilt and nematodes.  Some tomatoes
are also resistent to tobacco mosaic virus, which would be indicated by a
T in the code.  UKurt's tomato is probably not resistent to tobacco mosaic
virus, so (I've been told) smokers should stay out of the tomato patch.

On Mon, 5 Jun 1995, kunde001 at wrote:

> Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 16:35:44 GMT
> From: kunde001 at <kunde001 at>
> To: plant-biology at, ukurt at
> Subject: Re: Tomato VFN?
> On 2 Jun 1995 21:09:00 -0400, 
> UKurt  <ukurt at> wrote:
> >I recently bought a tomato plant that had VFN on the label.  What does
> >that mean?
> >
> If I remember correctly "VFN" refers to that particular hybrid's resistance 
> to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and perhaps other diseases.  Other combinations of 
> letters can be found in connection with other hybrids; the more letters (up 
> to 4) the better.  I'm sure someone can give a more precise answer.

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