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Biggest Tomatoes Market In Kaduna, Nigeria: Basket Of Tomatoes Sold For ₦2500 / 40 Cucumbers Per Plant And 12kg Tomatoes Per Plant / Cost Of Cultivating 1 Hectare Of Okra & Pepper (2) (3) (4)

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:42am On Jun 07
Another harvest today. Before 15 minutes all the crate I took finished @9k each. I was even told it was 9.5k earlier.

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by bizzibodi(m): 2:41pm On Jun 07
Farmerakinloye6:
it on ridges. Maybe the angle I took the picture.
Ok
Rained Tomatoes fetch higher prices from May to October right.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by tpben: 5:37pm On Jun 07
Farmerakinloye6:
Another harvest today. Before 15 minutes all the crate I took finished @9k each. I was even told it was 9.5k earlier.

It seems you are not experiencing cracking this time?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ritzyluv: 6:44pm On Jun 07
Farmerakinloye6:
nice one! Next will be more okay than this because of the experience you have gain. God bless your hustle!

Yes, thank you sir and God bless you for time
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 7:30am On Jun 09
tpben:


It seems you are not experiencing cracking this time?
am experiencing it(maybe 1%). Only that I don't join it with uncrack ones, so it will not affect it.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by authecosta911(m): 6:06pm On Jun 09
Good job op, what's your instagram handle and how do I watch the video ?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ritzyluv: 7:50pm On Jun 09
@farmerakinloye6... can I still repeat tomatoes on same portion immediately after harvest?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ritzyluv: 9:21pm On Jun 09
DeLaRue:


I can probably sell you a packet (1500 seeds) for N13, 500.

I have not grown Platinum before, but it seems it is a very good seed, from what I have been reading here. However, from the pictures I have seen the plants seem rather tall thus necessitating staking - this can be costly in terms of time, money and effort.

If you want to grow a very large field, the variety I have would be a better choice since it doesn't grow very tall and does not require staking. Yes, you lose may be 10% of the fruits to rot, but I think it is worth it when you consider the effort that goes into staking.

Staking is also a barrier to you scaling up. How do you stake 20,000 plants without investing a ton of money

A tomato variety that is low in height, produces well, highly disease resistant, and is generally low-maintenance is a no brainer in my view.

If you look at Tomato Jos (the American lady investor spending millions of dollars growing tomatoes in Kaduna (I think)), her tomato plants are not staked. That's because she plants several hectares and staking is simply not economically feasible in that situation.

I'm not given to hyperbole, but I'm tempted to say that if this particular tomato seed is adopted widely in the South today, in a year or two, there would be little need to import tomatoes from the North.

Based on my experience, it seems to do well in ALL seasons - dry, wet, heavy rainfall, low rainfall, very high temperature etc. Also, the structure, shape, and colour of the fruit is excellent for Nigerian market and taste. It is possible there are tomatoes that produce more in Nigeria today, but boy, I would be surprised if anything beats this tomato when all factors are considered.

That is why I want people to try it in different locations so we can confirm if my report of its performance is confirmed across the entire south or whether my location just happens to be well suited to it.

If you are in the North and you want to try in your location, I'd be happy to send you some seeds.

Sir please I need your contact. I want to make love enquiry on this your seed
















Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ritzyluv: 9:22pm On Jun 09
DeLaRue:


I can probably sell you a packet (1500 seeds) for N13, 500.

I have not grown Platinum before, but it seems it is a very good seed, from what I have been reading here. However, from the pictures I have seen the plants seem rather tall thus necessitating staking - this can be costly in terms of time, money and effort.

If you want to grow a very large field, the variety I have would be a better choice since it doesn't grow very tall and does not require staking. Yes, you lose may be 10% of the fruits to rot, but I think it is worth it when you consider the effort that goes into staking.

Staking is also a barrier to you scaling up. How do you stake 20,000 plants without investing a ton of money

A tomato variety that is low in height, produces well, highly disease resistant, and is generally low-maintenance is a no brainer in my view.

If you look at Tomato Jos (the American lady investor spending millions of dollars growing tomatoes in Kaduna (I think)), her tomato plants are not staked. That's because she plants several hectares and staking is simply not economically feasible in that situation.

I'm not given to hyperbole, but I'm tempted to say that if this particular tomato seed is adopted widely in the South today, in a year or two, there would be little need to import tomatoes from the North.

Based on my experience, it seems to do well in ALL seasons - dry, wet, heavy rainfall, low rainfall, very high temperature etc. Also, the structure, shape, and colour of the fruit is excellent for Nigerian market and taste. It is possible there are tomatoes that produce more in Nigeria today, but boy, I would be surprised if anything beats this tomato when all factors are considered.

That is why I want people to try it in different locations so we can confirm if my report of its performance is confirmed across the entire south or whether my location just happens to be well suited to it.

If you are in the North and you want to try in your location, I'd be happy to send you some seeds.

Sir please I need your contact. I want to make love enquiry on this your seed

















Sir please I need your contact. I want to make enquiry on this your seed
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 8:12pm On Jun 10
ritzyluv:
@farmerakinloye6... can I still repeat tomatoes on same portion immediately after harvest?
Sure! Renew the ridges. Don't use 20:10:10 again. Use golden npk 15:15:15 two weeks after you transplant, then calcium nitrates when it about to set flowers.you also need to work on your staking! I like your spacing which is 50cm!!! You can call me tomorrow evening if there is anything you still want to ask me. God bless our work!

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 10:48am On Jun 11
Another harvest today... sold@12k each (grade1)

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by sayso(m): 3:13pm On Jun 11
Beautiful
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by OluchiDelly: 7:08pm On Jun 11
sayso:
Beautiful

How did your people's harvest go, i mean what's is the price like in Kaduna?
In another thread, @emmaachile2 updated from lokoja, big Hausa basket @32k.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ritzyluv: 9:36pm On Jun 11
Farmerakinloye6:
Sure! Renew the ridges. Don't use 20:10:10 again. Use golden npk 15:15:15 two weeks after you transplant, then calcium nitrates when it about to set flowers.you also need to work on your staking! I like your spacing which is 50cm!!! You can call me tomorrow evening if there is anything you still want to ask me. God bless our work!

Thank you and God bless you

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by sayso(m): 9:20am On Jun 12
OluchiDelly:

How did your people's harvest go, i mean what's is the price like in Kaduna? In another thread, @emmaachile2 updated from lokoja, big Hausa basket @32k.
Today price is 25k hausa big basket.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Theophinio(m): 9:10am On Jun 13
Farmerakinloye6:
If you are following this thread am so sorry for not updating on regular basis, it due to workload. Am also doing control spray in 3 hectare cassava farm. Have started staking the tomato, some has starting to flower.

Hi boss
Please what's the use of the bamboo besides each stand
Secondly how did you remove the nursery tomatoes from the seedling tray to the soil
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 10:59am On Jun 13
Theophinio:


Hi boss
Please what's the use of the bamboo besides each stand
Secondly how did you remove the nursery tomatoes from the seedling tray to the soil
1. it is use for staking.. check through the thread. 2. How to transplant from seedlings tray to field is on my IG or YouTube channel.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by grandpoh(m): 3:37pm On Jun 13
Please how effective is irrigating manually?
Some of my seedling tray had two stands because I put two seeds I didn’t seperate them I transplanted like that and Im thinking of adjusting it during growth by staking
I hope I’m still on the right course?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 4:20pm On Jun 13
grandpoh:
Please how effective is irrigating manually?
Some of my seedling tray had two stands because I put two seeds I didn’t seperate them I transplanted like that and Im thinking of adjusting it during growth by staking
I hope I’m still on the right course?
1. I use to wet about 15 stand of pepper I planted during dry season, I will tell you it not easy,on commercial level it a no no for me! 2. Remove one out of the two because of air flow. 3. If everything go well I don't think you will need to irrigate because we are already in raining season and tomato do not need water like that.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Krak(m): 5:39pm On Jun 13
Farmerakinloye6:
1. I use to wet about 15 stand of pepper I planted during dry season, I will tell you it not easy,on commercial level it a no no for me! 2. Remove one out of the two because of air flow. 3. If everything go well I don't think you will need to irrigate because we are already in raining season and tomato do not need water like that.

Pls what chemicals can I use fight nematodes on a farm? The land is not yet cultivated.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 6:01am On Jun 14
Krak:


Pls what chemicals can I use fight nematodes on a farm? The land is not yet cultivated.
worm force.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by authecosta911(m): 7:59am On Jun 14
What's your YouTube channel name?

Farmerakinloye6:
1. it is use for staking.. check through the thread. 2. How to transplant from seedlings tray to field is on my IG or YouTube channel.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 9:08am On Jun 14
authecosta911:
What's your YouTube channel name?

check my signature or go to the first comment on this thread.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by grandpoh(m): 2:08pm On Jun 14
Farmerakinloye6:
1. I use to wet about 15 stand of pepper I planted during dry season, I will tell you it not easy,on commercial level it a no no for me! 2. Remove one out of the two because of air flow. 3. If everything go well I don't think you will need to irrigate because we are already in raining season and tomato do not need water like that.

I have workers available in ground to do it
Okay I’ll do that ASAP
Can I spray them supergro if yes at what intervals?

Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Farmerakinloye6(m): 3:48pm On Jun 14
grandpoh:


I have workers available in ground to do it
Okay I’ll do that ASAP
Can I spray them supergro if yes at what intervals?
nice one! On a seriously note this your project is a little bit risky, and you need alot of prayers ( no drip tape in place) never use any adjuvant/surfactant or any foliar fertilizer on my plant because I don't fancy it.
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Krak(m): 6:01pm On Jun 14
Farmerakinloye6:
worm force.

Thanks
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by grandpoh(m): 6:49pm On Jun 14
Farmerakinloye6:
nice one! On a seriously note this your project is a little bit risky, and you need alot of prayers ( no drip tape in place) never use any adjuvant/surfactant or any foliar fertilizer on my plant because I don't fancy it.
Well there’s borehole on the farm but money no dey now drip taped it
What we do is make sure we wet very early in the morning and later in the evening
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by Theophinio(m): 10:22pm On Jun 14
Farmerakinloye6:
1. it is use for staking.. check through the thread. 2. How to transplant from seedlings tray to field is on my IG or YouTube channel.

Thank you so much
I definitely go through your YouTube channel

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ideepaul: 1:02am On Jun 15
Farmerakinloye6:
nice one! On a seriously note this your project is a little bit risky, and you need alot of prayers ( no drip tape in place) never use any adjuvant/surfactant or any foliar fertilizer on my plant because I don't fancy it.
it all depends on the zone of the country, I am in the south south, and I have not had cause to irrigate except at the period of transplanting, drips are excellent, but sometimes life happens! My drips are lying waste due to circumstances beyond my control. As for Supergrow, it's a waste of funds for me personally, good old manure heaps serve the purpose of increasing organic matter and water retention, and also supplying micronutrients

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Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by OluchiDelly: 7:47pm On Jun 15
ideepaul:
it all depends on the zone of the country, I am in the south south, and I have not had cause to irrigate except at the period of transplanting, drips are excellent, but sometimes life happens! My drips are lying waste due to circumstances beyond my control. As for Supergrow, it's a waste of funds for me personally, good old manure heaps serve the purpose of increasing organic matter and water retention, and also supplying micronutrients
Nice fruit shape you have there bro. What cultivar is this?
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by ideepaul: 8:57pm On Jun 15
OluchiDelly:

Nice fruit shape you have there bro. What cultivar is this?
Rambo
Re: Step By Step Improve Way Of Cultivating TOMATOES by OluchiDelly: 6:38pm On Jun 16
ideepaul:
Rambo

Oh ok, from royal seed. I love its unique shape.

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