Katana is a semi-determinate, beefsteak-type tomato hybrid. It produces uniform fruit that is large and firm with a tight blossom end and smooth shoulders. It has continuous fruit setting which translates to high yields. Katana is resistant to tomato yellow leaf curl, Fusarium race 1, 2 and 3, Verticillium, Root-knot nematode and tomato mosaic virus. Available from American Takii.
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