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Open Day in southern Sicily presents pepper varietal novelties

A two-day event to meet farmers, technicians, traders and operators from south-eastern Sicily, was organized by the seed company Southern Seed. The meeting took place in two well-known bars in the suburbs located in the Macconi/Acate area and in Santa Croce Camerina.

Souther001 The Southern Seed Staff. From left. Giovani Incardona, Johnny Proietta, Salvatore Cassibba, Fabio Carnemolla, Giuseppe Dezio

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This event was created to present the novelties of the Southern Seed assortment, starting with the red datterino tomato Datterì F1, suitable for transplanting in counter-season. The peculiarity of this tomato is the intense red color and a high brix degree.

Southe001 Datterì F1

Another novelty is the cherry tomato Tokyo F1, suitable for the counter-season, which belongs to the range of premium products for its excellent taste; its berry is 14g and it is really indicated for the gourmet sector.




Rambo F1

With regard to peppers, there are two novelties, the red Lamuyo Rambo F1 for spring and summer transplants, highly productive and with a berry with an excellent specific weight and thick flesh, and the red Lamuyo Trionfo F1. The latter is suitable for transplanting in counter-season and stands out for its bright color, which makes it very appealing on the fruit and vegetable counters.



Trionfo F1

The discussion turned not only to new varieties, but also to those that one wants to avoid or, on the contrary, that one wants to transplant every season, even years later.

Souther003 Southern Seed selection of yellow and red peppers

Hence, the technical sales staff of Southern Seed has reintroduced some leading varieties such as the violet eggplant Gloria F1 for the counter season or the violet Bella Vittoria 1 for spring and summer transplanting. There are also many requests for the yellow Lamuyo peppers Frankone F1 and Mistralone F1 or the red one King F1.


Other specialties of the Southern Seed assortment include the yellow datterino tomato Summer F1, the orange datterino tomato Judith F1 and the zebra plum tomato Samoa F1, as well as bell pepper snacks in the three colors yellow, orange and red.


The most requested products of the Sicilian seed company are enriched with white courgettes zucchini Giovì F1 for the counter-season and Karma F1 for spring-summer.

For more information:Southe005
Southern Seed Srl
Via Carlo Alberto, 124
97019 Vittoria (RG)
+39 0932 861054


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
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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