The traditional tomato variety Avoa de Osedo, grown in the town of Sada, in the Spanish province of La Coruña, could soon become an official variety registered by the Administration. According to sources from the Department of Health and Plant Production of the Council of Rural Affairs, once the agronomic values of the traditional tomato Avoa de Osedo have been verified and its genotype has been identified, the Ministry of Agriculture must authorize its registration.
The Avoa de Osedo tomato is a late fruit compared to other varieties that are now in full swing, such as the popular Black tomato from Santiago. This would make it possible to extend the season, at least in Galicia, while maintaining the product's quality and flavor.
As explained by the National Association of Plant Breeders (Anove), the tomato, as a climacteric fruit, continues to ripen after it has been harvested. That characteristic makes it one of the most perishable foods. This is the reason why extensive producers are demanding more durable varieties from seed producers, so that they can meet the demand from the large distributors. The loss of flavor is, for the time being, one of the prices to pay to be able to eat tomatoes all year round.