There’s a new variety of interspecific rootstock for Vvibes tomatoes. It is not very vigorous and therefore it represents the perfect balance between vegetative and generative activities. Its commercial name is Selvaggio F1 and feedback is already quite positive.
Israeli genetic research, combined with the knowledge of the south-eastern Sicilian territory and of Vvibes’ reference market, has been essential for the innovation of the seed sector. .
The rootstock has already been implemented in the Agrigento, Ragusa and Siracusa areas. One of the companies is Az. Agricola Giovanni Barca.
Another of the companies which chose to employ Selvaggio F1 is Contrade, owned by the Tardera brothers.
Left to right: Daniele Reina, Vvibes representative, with Giuseppe Falcone, producer from Marina di San Lorenzo (Rc).
“We observed how plants produce fruit with a deeper colour and higher Brix level. Of course this means a higher overall quality.”