Syngenta's winter cherry tomato is 100% Sicilian

Syngenta's variety selection activities are underway at the Research Centre in Acate (Ragusa) as part of the breeding program to promote the Italian fruit and vegetable industry, a symbol of the Made in Italy quality. At the Sicilian Research Centre, Syngenta is testing varieties with specific agronomic and organoleptic properties - capable of maintaining high production standards and be acknowledged and appreciated both in the domestic and foreign markets.

In the land where cherry tomatoes are widely grown, Syngenta developed Cherye, a winter variety for the mainstream market, 100% Made in Italy.

Recently launched, Cherye has met a positive response and is widely appreciated by cherry growers, who are thus guaranteed abundant and high quality yields. The output is further maximized by easy growing features and low management costs.

Cherye is an answer to the needs of growers, distributors, and consumers because of its excellent shelf-life, which preserves both visual and organoleptic properties all through the process.

 "Cherye is just the latest in a number of successful new varieties, and the breeding program for the domestic market is constantly developing," says Bruno Busin, Product Development Specialist at Syngenta.

"Trials to select the best varieties for our climate and territory, as well as studies to match the right rootstock to the different growing conditions, are in fact being carried out at the Acate Station. Given the possibility to test the produce directly in Italy right from the early stages of the selection process, we can speed up the time for introduction, and soon new varieties will be launched with significant upgrades to the market standards".

The demo greenhouse in Acate will be open from 21 February to 30 April for a first-hand look at Cherye and the latest novelties to be launched and introduced over the next few months, including the dedicated rootstock range.

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