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Village Farms Demos and DIYs showcase exclusive varieties at PMA

Village Farms will be sharing more than stories at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans. The company will be launching a new variety, sharing a number of demo & do it yourself events, and providing some unique giveaway opportunities during this year’s show.Lorabella Blossom, the newest variety for.....

Monterosa tomatoes shipped from Almeria to the Netherlands

The shipment of Monterosa specialty tomatoes from Almeria to the Netherlands has already started. The product will start to be marketed this week by the company Staay Food Group, which signed an agreement with Gavà Grup for its exclusive marketing in the Netherlands.The ribbed Monterosa tomato, which has a.....

New Camposol brand “The Berry That Cares” focuses on sustainability

The Berry That Cares is Camposol’s new proposition that it hopes will help communicate its commitment to the environment, communities, workers, and consumer.It responds to consumers who increasingly want to know the story behind their food, and who want to engage with companies that support sustainability.....

HM Clause to introduce new Adora tomato in Madrid

Today, there are many kinds of tomatoes available on the market. But what consumers are looking for is a tasty, authentic tomato, without being able to find one at their usual points of sale. Now a new Marmande tomato is available, identified by the brand Adora. At first sight, its colour and shape are.....

Open days for outdoor crops

Enza Zaden presents options for salad bar of the future

During the open days last week, Enza Zaden put all of their outdoor lettuce crops in the spotlight. The most important leafy vegetable, iceberg lettuce, had all of its varieties shown, just as the varieties with market potential that will be tried out on a large scale next year. Enza Zaden also sees a future.....

Yellow pear tomato going strong for two centuries

If staying power is the mark of a good tomato then yellow pear is a world beater.It has been avidly grown by gardeners for more than two centuries.Despite being called yellow pear, it is definitely not a pear but takes its name from being pear-shaped and bright golden yellow.A prolifically fruiting cherry.....

China: Hazera showcases new tomato in Xichang

Xichang City is located in a central region of the An Ning River plain, west of Sichuan province. It is one of the four sites in China for launching of space flights and satellites.On the 22nd of September 2017, Hazera and a local distributor organized an open day to showcase Hazera’s red tomato variety.....

Greek propagator Agris shares findings:

Healthier grafted seedlings with multilayer LED growing chamber

LEDs and vertical farming technology can bring significant improvements to heal grafted young plants. Greek young plant nursery AGRIS recently shared its experience with these technologies at the Grodan International Propagation Seminar.With a production of more than 12 million grafted seedlings annually,.....

New world's hottest chili makes ghost pepper taste like a cucumber

At more than three million Scoville heat units (SHU), Pepper X has ousted the Dragon’s Breath chili as the world’s spiciest pepper, Tasting Table reports.“The pepper is coming in at 3.18 million (on the Scoville scale)… We’re playing with fire,” creator Ed Currie said in a First We Feast Hot Ones video......

A tomato a day keeps the doctor away?

Forget avocado, rosehip or coconut oils – the latest miracle ingredient to fight ageing might just be sitting in the bottom of your crisper.Tomatoes are the key ingredient in a new skin care range by plant breeder Abundant Produce, including the latest release of lip balm, Tomato Infusion Lips Alive but the.....

Ellepot introduces new tray filler

In today's green industry, time, resources and staff are all important factors for success. However labor is hard to find, retain and finance. Automation is a key component in order to cut production costs, andestablishefficient and uniform production methods. That is exactly the need that the latest.....

BLV introduces new LEDs at Seeds meets Technology

At the Seed meets Technology conference in Zwaagdijk, NL, BLV introduces its brand new LED multilayer system for professional horticulture lighting. This multilayer system is best suited for the cultivation of seedlings and cuttings as well as for herbs for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Currently,.....

Italy: Bayer presents tomato innovations

An open day at F.lli Fronte in the Pachino area (SR) organised byBayer's Vegetable Seeds and Crop Protection departments took place a few days ago. Professionals such asRosario Tumino (Sales Specialist Tomato Fresh Market - Nunhems Italy srl/Bayer), Giuseppe Cortese (Field Marketing Specialist - Bayer).....

NatureFresh Farms

HPS lighting allows for Ohio grown tomatoes in fall, winter & spring

While most greenhouse tomato growers in the Northeast are nearing the end of a growing season, NatureFresh Farms in Delta, OH, is just getting started. With an abundance of off-peak power available from the grid, NatureFresh is using High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting to supplement its growing.....