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New peppers showcased are suited for Mexican market and climate

With two new products, Top Seeds International, the international company specializing in the research and marketing of innovative hybrid varieties of high-quality vegetables, has expanded its range of peppers for the Mexican market. The two new varieties are Top Isabel and Top Nadia, a yellow and a red pepper, respectively, with organoleptic and cropping characteristics created with the idea to align with the demands of Mexican producers and consumers.

Specifically, Top Isabel (Top 400) is a new yellow pepper variety with outstanding precocity and fruit setting in hot conditions – common in northwest Mexico – as well as a high degree of leaf cover and excellent fruit quality. Fruits are consistent and large in size (XL and L), with a block shape and a uniform yellow color. Moreover, fruit size and shape remain constant throughout the production cycle.

Top Isabel

Top Nadia (Top 300), on the other hand, is a red pepper variety that produces vigorous, early plants, with good fruit setting capacity in hot conditions and organoleptic characteristics sure to appeal to the Mexican market. In fact, the fruits are firm, large-sized (Jumbo/XL/L) and bright red in color, with a uniform block shape.

Top Nadia

Top 141, the number one red pepper on the Mexican market
The Top Seeds International range of peppers for the Mexican market was already vast even before the launch of Top Isabel and Top Nadia. In fact, over the years the company has concentrated on the continual improvement of its colored pepper varieties in Mexico, in order to offer a rich product assortment that meets the multiple demands of both the market and growers.

“The jewel in the crown of the varietal offering is Top 141. This variety has consolidated its status as a favorite with farmers in north-west Mexico thanks to its precocity and its fruit setting capacity even in very hot conditions, as well as the fruit’s organoleptic and appearance characteristics: its bright red color, its attractive 3-4 lobe shape, its thick walls and its large size (XL/L),” the company announces.

Its precocity, in particular, meets the requirements of a competitive market: Top 141 is available in December and January, when the supply of peppers on the export market fails to meet demand.

Top 166, on the other hand, is the red pepper with exceptional precocity, outstanding for its intense color, block shape, and thick walls. These characteristics make it ideal for “traffic light” packaging, while the fruit’s large size is perfect for bagged sale.

Last but not least is Top Dron, the high-cropping medium-precocity variety very well suited to the main Mexican growing areas. This fruit has a large size (L and XL), an attractive shape, and intense red color. Top Dron is perfect for sale in boxes and bags.

For more information:
Top Seeds International
Moshav Sharona, Lower Galilee 1523200, Israel

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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