This week, Ramiro Arnedo held an event at its Aparecida Research Center (Murcia) to present to the public its lettuce offer and to show its new Little Gem, Romaine, celery, and Iceberg lettuce, as well as specialties such as Lollo rosso and Lollo blond, and red oak leaf lettuce.
According to Jesus Bayano, development technician at Ramiro Arnedo, “in lettuce, apart from continuing to offer its customers great agronomic quality, the company's new varieties offer high resistance to both Fusarium 1 and 4, which is one of the problems that is appearing in summer, as well as resistance to Bremia, which have given us so many headaches.”
The company offers the Formigal variety (for spring and summer) and the Astún variety (summer) to customers looking for Romaine varieties with high resistance to Fusarium.
“Formigal is a yellow/green Romaine lettuce variety that is already consolidated in the market. It's ideal for spring transplants, with a compact rosette plant, straight bud, and good weight. It shows very good performance against tip burn and high resistance against Fol1 and Fol4."
Meanwhile, "the Astun variety is more suitable for mid-summer transplants, due to its behavior against tip burn, bolting, and its high resistance to Fol1 and intermediate resistance to Fol4."
Ramiro Arnedo is presenting four new Romaine varieties, two for spring and two for summer.
The company is also developing some Little Gem varieties, which it will test in some customer fields this year.
In the Iceberg segment, Ramiro Arnedo has Taku, a saline-type variety for the spring cycle. Within this segment, it presented two novelties: AR-29491 and AR-29492, both of salt typology.
The seed house also presented a wide offer of Batavia. Its reference in this segment is Iratxe, a light green lettuce with a vigorous, uniform, and compact plant for winter and spring transplants, both outdoors and in greenhouses.
It also introduced two more novelties: AR-29452 and AR-29455, both for spring and summer transplants.
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