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Solanum 'Spicy Desert'

Solanum centrale 'Spicy Desert'

ACRA 1604

APPLICANT: Slade Lee on behalf of Ninti One Limited and Northern Territory Government

DATE WHEN FIRST SELECTED OR INTRODUCED: December 2016

ORIGIN: Western Arrernte Country (Native Title), Northern Territory. Accession 25-12-54 maternal parent origin - 24°06.797 / 133°05.052

DESCRIPTION: Bush tomato the most promising line from Arrernte country; long season, fruit retained on plant, relatively small crenulated leaf, open upright habit, medium height. Flowers: Light purple, typical of S. centrale. Foliage colour: Light green pubescent.

COLOUR CODE: RHS COLOUR CHART 1995
Flower: Corolla Blue-purple Group 86D; Anthers Yellow-red Group 18A
Leaves: Upper surface: Greyed Green Group 195A

COMPARATORS: n/a

REASONS FOR DISTINCTIVENESS: From Arrernte country; long season, medium large fruit retained on bush, upright habit

Accepted for Registration: 10 July 2017