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Versatile tomatoes that add value and capitalize investments

Blossom-end rot is a problem that affects table tomatoes. Finding a variety with a good tolerance can be hard, especially if it needs to combine resistance to TYLCV, TSWV and Cladosporium. When these characteristics must go hand in hand with the need of producing oblong tomatoes that are appealing, well-performing and with yields above average, then the solution is Mr. Green by TSI Italia.

With green single fruits or red bunch options with an average weight of 130-170 g per fruit, Mr. Green interprets a segment that is increasingly appreciated by final consumers, so much so that demand from the big retail chain is increasing.

Technical and sales manager Roberto Mantua reports that “Mr. Green is suitable for spring/summer transplants between April and July all along the Italian peninsula. Even in Sicily, the product is suitable for transplants August to September and December to March.”

“Plants present indeterminate growth, medium-high vigor and good leaf coverage. Setting is good also with high temperatures and bunches are always elegant, with 6-8 fruits growing from a robust rachis with a very high tolerance to blossom-end rot. Excellent yields.”

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“Productive continuity is persistent also on top trusses. Fruits have an oblong shape and reduced taproots. They are full, with a good texture and characterized by an appealing green apple color. When fully ripe, they have a deep red color.”

The high yields and versatility of the product improve its intrinsic value when it comes to shelf-life, texture, flavor and appearance. For producers preferring grafted plants, Mr. Green works better with the Top Gun rootstock by TSI Italia.

Genetic resistance package:
HR: ToMV:0-2/TSWV/Fol:0-2/Va:0/Vd:0/PF:A-E;

For further information:
Viale Virgilio 15,
71122 – Foggia ITALY
Roberto Mantua (Product developer and sales representative for Italian mainland)
+39 393 982 99 15
Rosario Privitera (Area Manager for Central-Southern Italy)
+39 338 407 65 75
Fabrizio Iurato (Product developer Sicily and Marcom)
+39 347 058 10 62

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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
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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