Feb 22, 2021Vitalis Organic Seeds has new breed of tomatoes
Vitalis Organic Seeds announces its newly developed series of tomatoes in its Mixologist Collection, now available to growers in the United States. Mixologist offers the perfect mix of heirloom beauty and traits, old-world goodness with a twist of modern world traits.
This showcase series reliably delivers high marketable yields and impressive post-harvest traits. Individually the varieties are strong performers for growers and retailers; offered as a Collection, they become showstopper that displays beautifully in gorgeous color-combos and full-bodied shapes. Perfect for wholesale and local markets and for professional and home chefs alike. The flavors across this collection are decadent as the libations they are named after; sweet, bright, and tangy and complemented by tomato-perfect texture.
The Mixologist Collection; is being marketed to retailers and wholesalers for its unique ability to address some of the handling issues related to traditional heirloom varieties. All four varieties within the collection address the desired artisan quality of high color/shape options while offering a hearty fruit that easily withstands merchandising and handling for retailers, meaning less overall shrink.
The Mixologist Collection line up is:
- CubaLibre is a deep round purple tomato that combines excellent productivity and quality. CubaLibre is sweet tasting with a smooth texture, and the tomatoes are very resistant to cracking and pair well with MaiTai for an attractive display
- GinFiz combines the flavor, texture, and color of Striped German tomato. GinFiz is proving to be a strong display mixer in tomato displays with golden tops that blends at shoulders and pops with a brightly contrasting bottom and are delicious.
- MaiTai is an attractive yellow round tomato with a delicate red blush at the blossom end. The eating quality of this variety won us over in our trials, with a sweet, tangy flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
- Marsalato This unique Marmande tomato originates from our specialty breeding program in Italy, a storybook traditionally red tomato with deeply ribbed shoulders, a shiny exterior, and a small blossom scar. Marsalato offers a crisp texture and a tangy flavor.
From their roots in Italy, where Vitalis first bred these varieties and your table, we are proud to bring this innovative collection forward. Your customers and consumers everywhere will be happy you are growing with us.
Varieties are adaptable and grower friendly, providing high yields. Striking color combinations make this new Mixologist Collection ready for showtime. Its full-bodied shapes deliver wonderful flavors that range from sweet, tangy and bright. Tomato-perfect textures top its presentation. Notably, the Mixologist Collection of varieties has proven to be a culinary addition to portfolios for producers.
Vitalis Organic Seeds, Vitalis Organic Seeds, the organic division of Enza Zaden, is the global leader in organic seed production and breeding. Producers of nearly 500 certified organic varieties distributed in over 35 countries. Vitalis offers more than 200 certified organic varieties in Canada, the US, and Mexico of vegetables and culinary herbs screened at our North American research stations in Myakka, Florida, San Juan Bautista, California, and Culiacan, Mexico.
For 26 years, Vitalis has been setting standards for organic seed for organic production and has been leading the North American market since 2007. Vitalis believes organic food begins with organic seed. We live those values by supporting organic agricultural programs throughout the grower/producer community. Integrity in organic seed and food systems, fueling our commitment to growers and consumers across North America. Vitalis Organic Seeds USDA Organic certificates and non-GMO statement can be found on the About Vitalis on its website at http://www.vitalisorganic.com.