The technical sales staff of Med Hermes Vegetable Seeds, a seed company independent of chemical and pharmaceutical groups, with its own dedicated genetic research and multinational activity, organized a field day on the afternoon of 20 July 2021 at the greenhouse company F.lli Accordi Renato & Figli, in Buttapietra (VR), Italy.
After years of research and development, the company has presented its new range of tomatoes:
- Adorea (oblong)
- Tasos (San Marzano)
- Arunte (San Marzano)
- Ariosto (oxheart)
- Rinaldo (oxheart)
The tomatoes were developed for greenhouse cultivation in the Veneto region. Many greenhouse growers, plant breeders and independent and cooperative technicians from the region attended the Open Day. The attendees were greeted by Ivan Aldrovandi and Giorgio Perbellini, representatives from the Veneto region, and by Andrea Restuccia, product manager at Emea.
A moment during the Open Day
"We are very happy with the outcome of the Open Day and with the results achieved by our R&D department after years of experimentation in the Veneto region. We focused our research on tomatoes suitable for greenhouse cultivation, such as oblong, San Marzano and oxheart tomatoes. After all, only these three types of tomatoes are grown in the greenhouses of the northern Italian province of Verona," said Andrea Restuccia.
"Bearing in mind the Mediterranean taste preferences and the mission of Med Hermes Vegetable Seeds, we had no doubt about the positive assessment of the participants in the event. The tomatoes presented had a good impact thanks to their color and flavor, but also to cultivation aspects and their resistance to abiotic stress," said the product manager.
"This demonstration field is a proof of our commitment to continue developing seeds for the Northern Italian growers of fresh tomatoes and industrial tomatoes, melons, watermelons, peppers and courgettes. With our made-in-Italy breeding activities, we want to make a concrete contribution to the professional horticultural seed sector," concluded Restuccia.