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Top 5 -last month
CN Seeds highlights new innovations at Fruit Logistica
New introductions in pot basil will be among the additions featured, as well as products developed to meet growing demand among both consumers and chefs for speciality leaf salads and microgreens.
Charles Seddon, head of Business Development at CN Seeds, said: “From small beginnings, the event is now an important meeting point with customers from all over world, and an opportunity to showcase CN Seeds specialities to potential new customers.”
“Our original company focus on herbs is still important and we are giving product development in this sector serious attention.”
New CN Seeds introductions in the herb category include the company’s recent pot basil additions, Maggie – a rather compact Genovese type with excellent uniformity and shelf life – and the quicker maturing winter variety CN 5033, which has still to be named.
CN Seeds will also highlight quality and uniformity improvements in culinary herbs such as parsley, oregano and sorrel, and will highlight the granting of Plant Breeders Rights to Coriander Cruiser in recognition of its unique qualities; slow bolting and large glossy leaves.
Another area expected to feature strongly as part of CN Seeds’ presence at the show is its expertise to supply in-demand new salad categories, such as speciality leaf and microgreens, according to Seddon.
“There’s more interest in speciality leaf – the stuff chefs use to garnish and decorate dishes, with unusual material like Oyster leaf, Ice Plant and Orach now being grown on larger scale to meet demand,” he said.
Seddon explained that microgreens, which are becoming an increasingly important part of CN Seeds’ range, were essentially conventional products that are harvested at a very early stage. The resulting miniature versions have much more concentrated taste and provide chefs with the opportunity to dress their dishes with complementary flavours and colours at the point of serving.
He added that the company was also working with leafy salads, babyleaf and squash, and would be highlighting new material in each category at the show.
As well as other core products of leafy salads and squash, Seddon said that CN Seeds would be showcasing the range of chilli peppers and tomato seeds that it now markets and distributes as part of the recently announced agreement with Gourmet Genetics.
The range of chilli peppers and cocktail tomatoes, which focus on new varieties that really deliver on taste and flavour, have been specially developed for the British climate, but are also likely to find a market in northern Europe and North America.
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