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NC 1 CELBR tomatoesNC 1 CELBR incorporates combined early blight resistance (Campbell 1943 and PI 126445 origin) and late blight resistance (Ph-2 and Ph-3). Also resistant to Verticillium wilt (Ve gene) and races 1 and 2 of Fusarium wilt (I and I-2 gene). Vigorous determinate plant with heavy foliage. Deep oblate to flattened globe fruit are firm and highly crack resistant; late maturity; larger fruited than NC 2 CELEBR.

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NC 2 CELBR tomatoesNC 2 CELBR incorporates combined early blight resistance (Campbell 1943 and PI 126445 origin) and late blight resistance (Ph-2 and Ph-3). Also resistant to Verticillium wilt (Ve gene) and races 1 and 2 of Fusarium wilt (I and I-2 gene). Vigorous determinate plant with heavy foliage. Deep oblate to flattened globe fruit are firm and highly crack resistant; late maturity.

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NC 58S tomatoesNC 58S has the Sw-5 gene for resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus. Plant type is determinate with slight leaf curl. Fruit set is fairly concentrated, and fruit are large in size. Fruit have the nippled gene (n) and have smooth blossom end scars with very little prominent nippling seen under field conditions. It is useful as a parent in developing ‘Mountain Spring’ type hybrids.

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NC 714 tomatoesNC 714 is a large-fruited, inbred, fresh-market tomato breeding line with genetic resistances to verticillium wilt (Ve gene) and fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (I, I-2 genes) . It has the crimson (ogc) gene for improved red color and increased lycopene content. NC 714 is useful as a parent in developing superior F1 hybrids with large fruit size and increased red fruit color and lycopene content.

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NC 123S tomatoesNC 123S has tested homozygous for markers for the Sw-5, Mi and I-3 genes. It has a determinate growth habit with a fairly tall open plant. Foliage is noncurled and is dark green. It is useful as a parent in developing high quality hybrids with multiple disease resistance.

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NC 127S tomatoesNC 127S has the Sw-5 gene for resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus. It has a medium sized determinate vine with noncurl foliage and has shown heavy fruit set with good size and firmness. It has combined well in F1s and is useful as a parent in developing hybrids with tomato spotted wilt resistance.

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NC 132S tomatoesNC 132S is homozygous for the Sw-5 gene for tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) resistance. Has Ve gene for Verticillium wilt race resistance; I and I-2 genes for resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2; Mi gene for root knot nematode resistance. Determinate growth habit; adaxial leaf curl associated with the n (nippled) gene for pinpoint blossom end scar. Jointed pedicels and uniform light green color of immature fruit. Mature fruit are firm and resistant to fruit cracking. It is useful as a parent in developing ‘Mountain Spring’ type F1 hybrids.

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NC 1CS tomatoesNC 1 CS has the Sw-5 gene for resistance to TSWV. It is also resistant to verticillium wilt (Ve) and fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (I and I-2). Large, deep oblate fruit with jointed pedicels. Firm, deep red color (crimsongene). Excellent combining ability as a parent in F1 hybrids.

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NC1rinEC tomatoesNC 1 rinEC (right) compared to normal rin (left). NC 1 rinEC has a determinate plant with slight foliage curl. It has enhanced color compared to normal rin as a result of incorporation of the crimson gene along with another genetic factor which enhances color in the rin background. This line is useful in developing rin F1hybrids with improved fruit color. It is a parent in the F1 hybrid ‘Mountain Crest’.

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HortScience article: Gardner, R. G. 2006. ‘Mountain Crest’ hybrid tomato and its parent line, NC 1 rinEC. HortScience 41:261-262.


NC2rinEC tomatoesNC 2 rinEC determinate line has the crimson gene combined with the rin gene in an enhanced color background; large, smooth fruit; jointed pedicels; smooth leaf type (non curl); useful as a parent for developing rin hybrids with improved color.

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NC 161 L tomatoesNC 161L is a determinate inbred tomato breeding line with pink external color (red flesh in combination with clear skin (y gene). It is large with a smooth, deep oblate fruit shape. Immature fruits have dark green shoulders and jointed pedicels. Disease resistances include late blight (Ph-2 + Ph-3 genes combined), Verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt race 1 (I gene), and root-knot nematodes (Mi gene). NC 161L has good fruit texture and flavor and is moderately resistant to fruit cracking. It combines well in F1 hybrids and is a parent in ‘Mountain Rouge’ ( NC 161L x ‘Pink Brandywine’).

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NC706 tomatoNC 706 is determinate, vigorous with heavy foliage cover, which protects the fruits from the sun. Fruits are very large, smooth, deep globe in shape, and have jointless pedicels (j-2 gene, Fig.2). Immature fruits are uniform green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop red exterior color. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene) and races 1 and 2 of fusarium wilt (I and I-2 genes.

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NC 1 LF tomatoNC 1LF is vigorous, determinate (sp gene) with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are very large (286 gram), smooth, deep oblate in shape, similar to NC 84173, and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniformly light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color as a result of the crimson gene. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1, 2, and 3 (I, I-2, and I-3 genes), root-knot nematodes (Mi gene), and Tomato spotted wilt virus (Sw-5 gene).

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NC 2 LF tomatoNC 2LF is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are very large (306 gram), smooth, slightly flat in shape, and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruit is uniformly light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color as a result of the crimson gene. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 (I, and I-2 genes), and tomato mosaic virus (Tm-2 gene).

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NC 3 LF tomatoNC 3LF is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. It is a large-fruited, inbred, fresh-market tomato breeding line with genetic resistances to verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1, 2 (I, I-2 genes), late blight (Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes). It has the crimson (ogc) gene for improved red color and increased lycopene content, and ‘rin’ (ripening inhibitor) gene for increased shelf-life. NC 3LF is useful as a parent in developing superior F1 hybrids with large fruit size and increased red fruit color and lycopene content with improved shelf-life. The fruit shape of NC 3LF is slightly flat and matures late.

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NC 4 LF tomatoNC 4LF is a large-fruited, inbred, fresh-market tomato breeding line with genetic resistances to verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1, 2 (I, I-2 genes), late blight (Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes). It has the crimson (ogc) gene for improved red color and increased lycopene content, and ‘rin’ (ripening inhibitor) gene for increased shelf-life. Fruits are round and mature early.

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NC 7 LF tomatoNC 7LF is determinate with attractive, vigorous, with heavy foliage cover. Fruits are very large, smooth, deep globe in shape, similar to NC 1CS, and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop red exterior and interior color. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1, and 2 (I, and I-2  genes), and tomato spotted wilt virus (Sw-5 gene). When this line was evaluated for VW resistance under greenhouse conditions, it was found resistant to VW race 2.

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NC EBR-7 tomatoesNC EBR-7 fresh market plum (Roma) tomato line. Elongate fruit shape, jointless pedicel, crimson gene, determinate growth habit, early blight tolerant, resistant to fruit cracking and weather check; line is segregating for the ms-10 male sterile gene linked to the aa green stem seedling marker gene to facilitate its use as a female in producing F1 hybrid seed.

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HortScience article: Gardner. R. G. 2006. ‘Plum Crimson’ hybrid tomato and its parents, NC EBR-7 and NC EBR-8. HortScience 41:259-260


NC EBR-3 tomatoesNC EBR-8 fresh market plum (Roma) line. Fruit are deep ovate with jointed pedicels; has the crimson gene; determinate growth habit with dark green foliage; early blight tolerant and resistant to race 3 of fusarium wilt (I-3 gene); resistant to fruit cracking and weather check. This is a parent in the F1 hybrid ‘Plum Crimson’ (NC EBR-7 x NC EBR-8). Needs to be crossed with a highly elongate type such as NC EBR-7 as the other parent to obtain desirable fruit length in the F1 hybrid.

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HortScience article: Gardner. R. G. 2006. ‘Plum Crimson’ hybrid tomato and its parents, NC EBR-7 and NC EBR-8. HortScience 41:259-260


NC 25P tomatoesNC 25P is a fresh market plum tomato line with the Ph-3 gene for late blight resistance and crimson gene for increased lycopene. It has early blight and Verticillium wilt resistance (Ve gene) and resistance to races 1 and 2 of Fusarium wilt (I and I-2 genes). In repeated field observations, NC 25P has shown moderate resistance to defoliation by bacterial spot. Determinate with heavy foliage cover. Fruit are intermediate in length with 2-3 (mostly 3) locules and jointless pedicels. Immature fruit are uniform, light green. Fruit are highly resistant to gray wall and fruit cracking. Male parent in ‘Plum Regal’ F1 hybrid.

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NC 30P tomatoesNC 30P incorporates the Sw-5 gene for resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) into a superior fresh market plum tomato background. Also has resistance to Verticillium wilt (Ve gene) and races 1 and 2 of Fusarium wilt (I and I-2 genes); has moderate resistance to early blight. Plant growth habit is determinate. Fruit are highly elongate with 2-3 (mostly 3) locules; has the crimson gene for increased lycopene and has jointless pedicels; highly resistant to gray wall and fruit cracking. NC 30P is segregating for the ms-10 gene for male sterility linked to the green stem seedling marker gene aa. Female parent in ‘Plum Regal’ F1 hybrid.

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NC 946 tomatoesNC 946 is a determinate fresh-market plum tomato line with the Sw-5 gene for resistance to TSWV and the I-3 gene for fusarium wilt race 3 resistance. Highly elongate in shape with crimson fruit color and jointless pedicels. Resistant to gray wall and fruit cracking. Useful as a parent in combining with short to intermediate length plum tomato lines for developing F1 hybrids.

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NC 1 Plum tomatoNC 1 Plum is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are large, smooth, slightly round with slight nipping at the end, and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color as a result of the crimson gene. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 of (I and I-2 genes), late blight (Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes), and tomato mosaic virus resistance (Tm-2 gene). The average fruit weight is about 115 grams.

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NC 2 Plum tomatoNC 2 Plum is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are large, smooth, blocky square in shape,  and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color due to the crimson gene. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 of (I and I-2 genes), and Bacterial speck resistance (Pto gene).

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NC 3 Plum tomatoNC 3 Plum is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are large, smooth, elongated in shape,  and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color due to the crimson gene. Fruits have a small nipple at the end of fruits; mostly, it is smooth. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 of (I and I-2 genes), late blight (Ph-3 genes), and Bacterial speck resistance (Pto gene).

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NC 4 Plum tomatoNC 4 Plum is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are slightly round in shape and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 of (I and I-2 genes), late blight (Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes), and Bacterial speck (Pto gene).

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NC 5 Plum tomatoNC 5 Plum is vigorous, determinate with attractive, heavy foliage cover. Fruits are large, smooth, slightly round, and have jointed pedicels. Immature fruits are uniform light green (u gene). Ripe fruits are firm and develop bright red exterior and interior color due to the crimson gene. Disease resistances include verticillium wilt (Ve gene), fusarium wilt races 1,2, and 3 of (I,I-2, and I-3 genes), late blight (Ph-2 and Ph-3 genes), and Bacterial speck resistance (Pto gene).

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NC 1 grape tomatoesNC 1 Grape has a compact indeterminate growth habit as a result of the brachytic gene for short internodes. It is early in maturity and high in sugar with good flavor and good fruit characteristics.

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NC2 grape tomatoesNC 2 Grape has a compact indeterminate growth habit as a result of the brachytic gene for short internodes. It is homozygous for the rin gene combined with another genetic factor which improves fruit color. When fully mature, it develops a deep orange exterior color. Fruit have a high sugar content. This line is useful as a parent in developing extended shelf life in F1 hybrids of grape tomato.

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NC3 grape tomatoesNC 3 Grape is a high sugar grape tomato line with compact determinate growth habit resulting from the brachytic (br) gene. It is segregating for the ms-10,aa male sterile, green stem seedling marker combination. Has fruit size (~10 gm/fruit) similar to that of ‘Santa’; resistant to bursting and rotting. Has jointless pedicels; uniform light green immature fruit. Moderate early blight resistance (NC EBR-6 source).

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NC 4 grape tomatoesNC 4 Grape tomato breeding line combines the resistance to fusarium wilt race 3 and tomato spotted wilt virus resulting from incorporation of the I-3 and Sw-5 genes. It has a compact, indeterminate growth habit resulting from the incorporation of the recessive br gene. It has the crimson (ogc gene) fruit trait giving improved red color and increased lycopene content. NC 4 Grape is heterozygous for the ms-10, aa gene combination, which provides male sterility that can be easily identified in the seedling stage to facilitate the use of the line as a female parent without the need for the emasculation of flowers to cross F1 hybrid seed.

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NC 5 Grape tomatoNC 5 Grape tomato is a breeding line useful as a parent in developing superior F1 hybrid grape tomato cultivars. It has a desirable compact, indeterminate growth habit as a result of the brachytic (br) gene for short internodes. Plant foliage is an attractive dark green, and the plant holds up well into the late season. Fruits are deep red and have the crimson (ogc) gene for improved internal red color and increased lycopene content. It is highly resistant to fruit cracking and bursting. Fruits are desirable size and shape for grape-type tomatoes and are high in sugar level with a crisp texture and sweet flavor.

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NC 6 grape tomatoesNC 6 Grape tomato breeding line is the first known breeding line of grape tomato to combine the Ph-2 gene conferring resistance to late blight. It has a compact, indeterminate growth habit which results from the expression of the brachytic (br) gene for short internodes. It has ovate-shaped, dark red fruits of approximately 16 grams per fruit that are highly resistant to fruit cracking and bursting and have a crisp texture with high sugar levels, giving a very sweet taste. NC 6 Grape is useful as a parent for incorporating late blight resistance and desirable plant and fruit traits into grape tomato F1 hybrids.

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NC 7 Grape tomatoNC 7 Grape is similar to NC 4 Grape. NC 7 Grape also combines the resistance to fusarium wilt race 3 and tomato spotted wilt virus resulting from incorporation of the (I-3) and (Sw-5) genes. Bigger fruit size and even more compact growth habit make the NC 7 Grape distinct from NC 4 Grape. It has the crimson (ogc gene) fruit trait giving improved red color and increased lycopene content. NC 7 Grape is heterozygous for the ms-10, aa gene combination, which provides male sterility that can be easily identified in the seedling stage to facilitate the use of the line as a female parent without the need for the emasculation of flowers to cross F1 hybrid seed.

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NC8 Grape tomatoNC 8 Grape tomato breeding line is a vigorous plant with a desirable compact, indeterminate growth habit conditioned by the brachytic (br) gene for short internodes. Fruits average around 15 gm in weight with deep red color, are crisp in texture and are firm in the fully ripened stage. The fruit is ovate and has good resistance to fruit cracking and bursting despite high TSS levels. NC 8Grape has resistance to late blight (Ph-2 and Ph3) as verified by molecular markers. It is also resistant to Verticillium wilt race 1 (Ve gene), and races 1 and 2 of fusarium wilt (I and I-2 genes).

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NC9 Grape TomatoNC 9 Grape tomato is a unique breeding line that is highly useful as a male parent in producing improved, multiple-disease-resistant F1 hybrid grape tomato cultivars. It has the I-1, I-2, Ph-3, and Tm-2 genes conferring resistance to race 1 and 2 of fusarium wilt, late blight, and tomato mosaic virus (ToMV), respectively. It has a vigorous, indeterminate growth habit. Fruit pedicels are jointless (j-2 gene). It has green immature fruit color (U gene). Fruits are dark red and firm when fully ripe, highly resistant to bursting and cracking, round and very sweet, and crisp in fruit texture. The flavor of NC 9Grape has been rated excellent in subjective taste tests. NC 9Grape has the crimson gene (ogc), which increases internal red fruit color and lycopene content.

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Dilip R. Panthee, Ph.D.
Randolph G. Gardner, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: 828.684.7503 ~ Fax: 828.684.8715
Email: dilip_panthee@ncsu.edu
Email: randy_gardner@ncsu.edu