KesgrO starts marketing new Axiradius tomato

The Axiradius, one of the new tomato varieties of Axia Vegetable Seeds, has already started being sold. The tomato grower KesgrO is cultivating it on nine hectares. Their resistance against crown yellowing is one of the main reasons for their choice," says Paul Grootscholten, of KesgrO.

Last weekend, the propagation of the new medium calibre vine tomato Axiradius (HTL1206430) started at nursery Vreugdenhil. "It is a quality improvement compared to previous varieties from Axia Vegetable Seeds," explains Paul Grootscholten, of KesgrO. "It has a strong resistance against crown yellowing. Consumers increasingly refuse this, and we have been looking for years for a solution. Now we have it and we are grabbing the opportunity with both hands."

Easy pruning on seven 
Axiradius can also be pruned on seven for longer. Other features include flat trusses and an average fruit weight of 105-125 grams. By mid-September, the variety will take 25% of KesgrO's acreage.

Ad van Kester and Paul Grootscholten of KesgrO

Doing great everywhere
The fact that KesgrO is involved in Axia Vegetable Seeds as a shareholder has, according to Grootscholten, not played a role in the choice, as "These kind of choices are much too important for that." He has followed the variety's progress during its trials and at grower locations in Zeeland and Westland. "It is doing great, not only for us, but everywhere."

For more information:

Axia Vegetable Seeds
Monnikenlaan 6 a
2671NE in Naaldwijk
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 15 257 6020

Wagenpad 11
1775 RJ Middenmeer, 
The Netherlands
Tel: 0031(0)227-606770
Sales via Harvest House

Vreugdenhil Plant Nursery
Noord-Lierweg 35a
2678 NA de Lier
The Netherlands
Tel.: 0174 513 241
Fax: 0174 512 731

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