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Cora Seeds

Italy: Successful new chards for fresh-cut industry and rocket

Cora Seeds has been developing special products for the fresh-cut range for years: beets, lettuce, rocket and spinach.

PV 9001 F1 Ampera.

Chards are particularly popular abroad because they add colour to fresh-cut vegetables. Cora Seeds tried to highlight some aspects such as vigour and bright colour.

But why relying on hybrids and spend more on seeds rather than opting for an unpatented variety? "It is because of the results we can achieve on fields. Better germination, emergency, vigour, resistance or tolerance to pathologies and growth speed - these are all characteristics that improve yields."

Here's an example:

Left, PV 9001 F1 Ampera, trial plot on the right. Soon, the variety will be called Ampera F1.

"Rubens red bull's blood; Its sensational dark red colour is unique and means it can be easily recognised in salad bags. Rubens is very popular in Northern European countries like England, Netherlands, Sweden, etc. Maybe the real potential is indeed its visual impact: the color can be achieved both with high temperatures as well as low temperatures and little sunlight."


According to what Cora Seeds observed, these two products are conquering the fresh-cut market both in Northern (Bergamo, for example) and Southern (Battipaglia, Eboli, etc.) Italy.

Passing onto rocket, Celebris is an interesting solution.

Celebris (in the photo) grows quickly at very low temperatures and presents excellent indented edges and dark colour. It can regenerate quickly, so it is possible to cut it multiple times during winter. It is ideal for winter in the South of Italy.

Interested producers please contact (for Puglia):

Agrisem Srl
SS 18 località Baldascine 246
Eboli (SA)
Tel.: 0828 614371
Email: [email protected]

Cora Seeds Srl
Via Boscone 1765
47521 Cesena (FC)
Email: [email protected]
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