At Fruit Logistica 2017, Cora Seeds presented a new and unique midi plum tomato variety. What makes it special is the possibility of cultivating it both in short and long cycles. Plants are very productive with uniform fishbone bunches bearing 6-8 fruits. No pruning is needed. It is also rustic and resistant to TYLCV.
According to Angelo Crucitti, sales manager for Cora Seeds, Regale tomatoes (ex CRX75678) have been tested for the past two years both in northern and southern Italy. “From a genetic point of view, this tomato was created and selected entirely in Sicily. At the moment, it is cultivated in the Santa Croce Camerina area, and good results have been achieved also using freshwater. The long shelf-life makes it ideal for exports.”
Transplants are carried out between September 1st and May 30th. Fruits weigh 35/40 grams and develop a good colour throughout the year. The uniform bunches make packaging easier.
The Regale F1 variety guarantees tomatoes that taste good with bunches that remain elegant for a few weeks after harvesting. It reduces cultivation, sorting and processing costs.
Particolarmente apprezzata dai produttori è l’alta resistenza al TYLCV, ma anche la rusticità e la capacità di crescere e produrre bene sia in annate con inverno rigido come quello di quest’anno, che in annate miti come la stagione 2015/16.
At the moment, Regale tomatoes can be viewed in 4 display greenhouses: two in Santa Croce Camerina, one in Vittoria and one in Niscemi. In addition, twenty 100-plant tests are being carried out between Pachino and Gela.
Producers particularly appreciate its resistance to TYLCV, as well as the fact that it is rustic and can grow well even when temperatures are rather low.
For further information:
Cora Seeds srl
Via Boscone, 1765/A
47522 Cesena (FC)
Tel.: (+39) 0547 385166
Fax: (+39) 0547 380612
Maurizio Bacchi – general director
Angelo Diego Crucitti – sales manager for Italy
Cell.: (+39) 348 0285357
Francesco Furnari – Eastern Sicily sales manager
Cell.: (+39) 334 9838351