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