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Four new varieties from Axia

The TL1409381, the TL1409352, the TL1504425 and the TL1410099. When Axia's Michel de Winter and Cees Kortekaas are asked about their favorite newcomers for next season, these four come out.

Michel de Winter

With Axiany praised for its taste, Axiradius for its durabilty and Polish enthusiasm for Maximato, the breeder of Axia Vegetable Seeds have made quite an impression in recent years and that creates expectations for the future. The company's demo greenhouses are full of novelties - varieties that distinguish themselves in shape and color or imply an improvement in production and plant health. Every year Cees Kortekaas and Michel de Winter select two promising breeds for the coming years.


Next year three commercial greenhouses will be planted with the new coarse TOV TL1409381. "One lit and two unlit," says Michel Winter of Axia Vegetable Seeds. The 93810 can easily be pruned to 6 in summer. With a brix of 4.2 the taste is striking for the segment. This new tomato also distinguishes itself through its the dark color, strong green parts and highly generative crop - a feature that the breeders of Axia Vegetable Seeds find important. "Especially when you see that it outperforms the main breed in production, without actively being steered, you can see why we expect a lot from it. The production is a requirement to compete in this segment."


Then there’s the jointed medium truss tomato TL1409352. "A bit coarser than Axiradius, about 10 grams," De Winter describes. "And with the same flat truss shape. It comes out at between 110-130 grams." The mildew resistant variety can be pruned to 6 and 7 and can be used loose and as a truss. "Especially loose is much sought after, certainly because the breed production is up to 5% higher." Next season 1409352 will be available in larger trials.


In the second demo greenhouse of Axia Vegetable Seeds, plum truss tomato HTL1504425 can be found - an unexpected success variety. "We’ve widely set out plum tomato tests to learn more about the gene lines and characteristics. We saw the qualities of the 4425: It’s much less susceptible to BER and macrolophus damage. Then it turned out that the breed is also a strong producer and stands out in taste. The total salable production increases." Weighing between 118 and 120 grams and with little risk of yellow crowns the variety will enter the trials next year.

Then finally to the 1410099, the new cocktail truss tomato, whereby the steering ability is unique. "The breed is very strong in terms of truss formation. Not only does it bloom early and quickly, but it also keeps it up. Which means that you can simply generate more trusses." The variety also distinguishes itself in another respect. The skin is remarkably thin, which improves the taste experience. The 1410099 is now in lit trials and will also be rolled out to unlit production next year.

Cees Kortekaas of Axia

For more information:
Axia Vegetable Seeds
Rotterdamseweg 400
2629HH Delft
Tel: +31 15 257 6020

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