01/11/2021 – Agriculture / Tomatoes / Totam / Seeds / Prominent
Totam Seeds offers access to new premium tomatoes
World-renowned tomato breeder Totam Seeds unveils new varieties following extensive research in partnership with growers.
Growers and nursery owners will have the chance to see and touch an array of new and innovative tomato varieties at a special open event to be held in the Netherlands.
Dutch breeding company Totam Seeds will welcome people on Friday 8 October to the De Kiem convention centre, Beatrixzaal, in ’s-Gravenzande, from 15.00–19.00, where it will showcase a broad range of premium-quality tomatoes – all offering unique flavour, superior quality and high yields.
A trove of new tomato varieties
The range features many different tomato types, including cherry, cocktail, and santa / mini plum, as well as medium and large tomatoes on the vine. Each one has been developed to meet the specific requirements of both growers and consumers.
Several of the newest varieties are the fruit of an expanded breeding program, which, over the past seven years, has yielded 210 successful new crosses of large and medium cluster, cocktail, cherry and mini plum tomatoes.
In collaboration with external growers, Totam Seeds was able to narrow down those varieties to a top 50 – based on quality, resistance and yield. Following 24 months of further trials a final selection of key varieties is now available.
At the event, experts from the Totam Seeds team will be available to provide visitors with information and technical details about all of those new tomatoes.
Globally renowned breeder
Founded in 2010 and acquired in November 2020 by Mitsui&Co, Totam Seeds is an innovative, globally renowned breeding company based in the Westland region of the Netherlands. It develops and selects premium-quality tomatoes for commercial production in high-tech glasshouses.
In 2014, Dutch group Prominent became a major shareholder in Totam Seeds. Every year, Prominent growers are actively involved in helping the company’s breeders select and screen newly developed varieties.
The company’s tomato seeds are available in Europe, Canada, United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.
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