Cora Seeds have launched onto the Spanish market with its three latest cherry tomato developments
This is Cora Seeds’ first commercial year in Spain and it has arrived with three interesting tomato seed proposals with regard to flavour. The first of them is Grazioso F1, a ‘datterino’ (plum cherry) that is for both vine and loose, which can be grown for long or short cycles, where the high quality of the fruit stands out. It has a deep red colour and an exceptional flavour, 8.5 Brix, along with a very pleasant texture on the palate. Agronomically speaking, the variety also presents a very small pistil closure and resistance to ToMV, TYLCV and TSWM, amongst others.
Another of the company’s new developments is Vivace F1, a highly flavoured round cherry tomato (+7 Brix)for growing loose in long cycles which, as with Grazioso F1, has a very eye-catching, deep red colour. Alessandro Bacchi, an agronomist from the company, highlights the Vivace F1’s productivity, cracking tolerance and resistance to ToMV and TYLCV.
The latest launch by the Italian seed company is CRX 77041 F1, a very uniform, consistent round cherry tomato for early crops that has a good colour. Its strong, very productive plant has short internodes.
Cora Seeds is a family-run company that was established in 2006 and boasts a team of highly experienced professionals in the sector. Specialising in tomato R&D over the past decade, it has a research centre in Sicily, where varieties adapted to the climate, the pathologies and viruses from the Mediterranean arc are developed. “Our genetics provide resistances, consistency and flavour”, Bacchi points out.
The company’s extensive catalogue includes produce such as onions, peppers, aubergines, cucumbers, salad leaves… that are marketed mainly in Italy, northern and central Europe and Morocco.