Yuksel Seeds is a seed research and production company that is working on improving hybrid vegetable varieties, specializing in tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, melon and watermelon crops. It is a subsidiary of Yüksel Tohum and the largest breeder of seeds in Turkey. It is also long established in Asian countries and its current goal is to expand in Europe.
The company seeks to meet the needs of those producers who demand more productive varieties, as well as greater efficiency in the use of resources and labor. And all this without losing sight of the demands of consumers, who are increasingly interested in the taste and food safety of the products they consume.
Newly launched tasty tomatoes
The firm has a wide range of specialties in different segments, especially Marmandes or pink tomatoes. When it comes to the former, it offers an extensive range of varieties of different colors: Elcoulant F1 brown, Bocamegra F1 green, Lachaman F1 red and, lastly, 24 Karat F1 gold.
This year, it has presented the CASSAROSA® brand, which features varieties such as the Leroxy F1.
As far as G-GG caliber pink tomatoes are concerned, it offers the Kunzita F1, which is ideal for those seeking to expand their product range for their Eastern European customers. It stands out for its good shelf life, excellent yield and size all year round, in addition to a very good setting in early plantations.
It also has the Sacher F1, a brown tomato with an excellent balance between sugars and acids, which has become a leader in its sector not only among large companies and cooperatives in Spain, but also worldwide. This year's new addition is the Kafetyn F1, which is larger, and resistant to TY.
All the varieties presented are ideal for supermarkets in Spain and Eastern Europe. It is possible to grow them year-round in greenhouses, thus guaranteeing their supply. Furthermore, the demand for these tasty tomato varieties is on the rise in all European markets.
Elcoulant F1 tomato
Varieties already recognized in Spain
The range includes the Marcus F1 plum tomato, of a larger caliber and for the domestic market, or the Carmona F1, a plum tomato for export with over 7 Brix degrees, with an attractive, homogeneous red color and excellent skin quality. These are two of its most recognized varieties today, perfectly adapted to the Spanish climatic conditions. Other noteworthy varieties are the loose Farruco F1, for late plantings, and the Azarbe F1 smooth tomato, for early transplants and short cycles.
Research Center in southwestern Almeria
It has more than 8 hectares for the hydroponic and regular production of various kinds of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and eggplants. The idea is to help producers in the area in the management of their crops and showcase the potential of different varieties. The goals are to adapt to climatic challenges and the pressure of diseases, to produce while optimizing the water footprint and the use of fertilizers, and to carry out integrated pest management in order to obtain the best quality and yield.
Summary of the varieties
Leroxy F1 (CASSAROSA®)
- Pink ribbed tomato.
- Great taste and deep aroma.
- Firm and sweet flesh, with good acidity.
- Long shelf life.
- Brown marmande.
- For transplants between August and October.
- Excellent balance between sweet and sour.
- Long shelf life.
- Green Raf-like marmande.
- Firm skin.
- Perfect balance between flavor and aroma.
- Red, ribbed marmande.
- Excellent shelf life and taste.
24 Karat F1
- Golden ribbed tomato.
- Excellent post-harvest shelf life.