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Health Kick

A 21st Century Tomato for Nutrition-Minded Gardeners

Tomato Health Kick

Lycopene, which is derived from red fruits and vegetables, has been studied and found to help prevent certain types of cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tracks, when consumed on a regular basis. However there are not many red fruits and vegetables, and Northern Americans get most of their lycopene from tomatoes, since we eat many more fresh tomatoes and tomato products (pizza sauce, tomato juice, spaghetti sauce, etc.) than we do other fruits and vegetables that contain this important anti-oxidant. It is also found in watermelon and pink grapefruit for instance.
"Health Kick" K hybrid. It contains approximately 50 percent more lycopene than common varieties. This increased level of lycopene was accomplished through conventional breeding; 

Health Kick is not what is commonly referred to as a GMO or transgenic variety.
Health Kick is a very high yielding plum shaped saladette tomato with large, vigourous plants that are determinate in growth habit. Plants grow about four feet tall if staked. The bright red fruits are sweet and delicious they are set on the plants in great profusion, and weigh about 4 ounces each. Maturity is 72 days from transplanting to the garden.
This is one of the first tomatoes ever developed with resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. This variety is also resistant to Verticillium Wilt, two races of Fusarium Wilt, Gray Leaf Spot and Alternaria Stem Canker. In addition, there is intermediate resistance to Bacterial Speck.
Check your local Garden Centre for this tomato.

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