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Klimt F1, the latest from Takii Seed

This long life Galia is added to other references such as Cabal F1

The seed company Takii Seed has extended its melon portfolio with a new long life Galia, Klimt F1, for transplanting from the 15th of March to the 15th of April. Visitors to the Melon & Watermelon Open Day held in July could see its characteristics on site: highly productive and suitable for resprouting, with good flavour and a high Brix content. Its significant resistance to the 3.5 strain of powdery mildew and its good behaviour against aphids make it highly recommended for ecological and zero waste farming, two of the rising trends, Jaime Dols, Sales Manager for Southern Europe and Northern Africa, explained to Fruit Today.

Alongside this new development, Takii has developed a traditional, semi-long life Galia, Kalho F1, with excellent flavour and good agronomic behaviour, which will join other references already available such as Cabal F1, a long life melon for medium transplanting that is now in its second year on the market. A ‘brother’ of Bulería, this long life melon stands out due to the possibility of producing it in the open air globally, in different regions (Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil…).

As well as the melon range, the 150 visitors from different points of Europe, Morocco and the Middle East could see some watermelon varieties, such as Tresor F1, a white midi triploid for open air farming, for medium and late transplanting, with crunchy, deep red flesh and good flavour, with sizes that range from 3 to 5kg.

In black watermelons, they have the triploid Serenade F1, large-sized (7-8 kg) for mid-early transplanting and open air or greenhouse crops and internal characteristics that are in line with Tresor F1.

As a curiosity, the good sales evolution of Luteo F1 stands out. This is a dragon-ice box diploid watermelon with yellow flesh that “is selling very well in Russia thanks to its excellent flavour, which differs from the flavour of red watermelons”. Recommended for early-medium transplanting, it can be used as a pollinator. The fruit are oval-shaped and have crunchy flesh, and it has a size of between 3 and 5kg.

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