More than 200 participants from Spain, Great Britain, France, Germany, Denmark and the United States, were able to see for themselves the wide range of babyleaf offered by Italy's MaraldiSementi. This is the result of the continuous genetic improvement carried out by Maraldi. The Meraldi 2021 Field Days were held at the F.lli Valcalcer company in Battipaglia, Salerno, Italy, from Monday 6 December to Saturday 11 December 2021.
There are 38 lettuce varieties, with a full resistance package. They have high resistance to bremia lactucae (HR Bl: 16-37) and with unique and distinctive characteristics; 11 varieties of wild arugula, for an innovative range enriched by new hybrids with high performance in yield and tolerance to bacterial pests; a wide range of baby brassicas (kale, Pak Choi, Tat Soi and Mizuna), also possible thanks to new hybrids; 15 varieties of red chard, Bull's Blood and hybrid green beets, unmistakable for their phenotypic characteristics and with good placement throughout the growing cycle.
To complete this rich panorama, spinach was added, for which several varieties with high resistance to downy mildew were presented. "It is a crop that increases the quality of the range offered by Maraldi and is expected to come soon with varieties suitable for growing babyleaf and teen leaf," said Maraldi representatives.
In addition, the company Maisto Pierpaolo also presented valerian from Maraldi's line. This is a range that has been enriched in recent years with new and promising varieties. "Currently, there are eight varieties of valerian under cultivation, including 4 commercial and 4 pre-commercial, with characteristics suitable to cover the different production cycles."
"This event has become an annual appointment, an important moment to present all the latest novelties, which is synonym with a continuous work of improvement that includes everything that embraces the development of a new variety," said the representatives of Maraldi.
"A special thanks goes to all visitors and to the two companies that hosted us, F.lli Valcalcer and Maisto Pierpaolo," concluded the Maraldi Sementi team.