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Vitalis Seed Catalogue USA and Canada 2021

Index Rootstock Tomato

Index Rootstock Tomato Rootstock Espartano F1 Espartano is our strongest rootstock, maintaining a balanced growth effect on the scion and not becoming too vigorous. The endurance of this rootstock ensures excellent plant vigor and high fruit production until the end of the growing season. In long season production (8+ months), when the roots are stressed by moving from cold to warm weather, Espartano ensures that the average fruit weight remains stable, resulting in increased total yields. Resistances: HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2/For. I IR: TSWV/Ma/Mi/Mj. Estamino F1 A vigorous rootstock with an early generative effect on the growth of the scion. An Estamino graft results in a well-balanced plant with steady production throughout the cultivation cycle. Estamino can be used to control excessive vegetative growth and increase total yield. This rootstock is recommended for short season (5-7 months) production. Resistances: HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2/For. I IR: TSWV/Pl/Ma/Mi/Mj. Fortamino F1 Fortamino is especially recommended for use when transplanting into hot or stressed growing conditions. The strong root system provides extra vegetative power to the scion in the early stage of growth, developing very good leaf cover and ensuring excellent recovery after experiencing unfavorable conditions. Grafting onto Fortamino rootstock will also increase the number of flowers per truss, the average fruit weight and fruit size uniformity, especially for large-fruited heirlooms. Fortamino is adaptable to both short and long season production. Resistances: HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Pl/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2/For. I IR: TSWV/Ma/Mi/Mj. Cucurbit Rootstock Flexifort F1 Use of Flexifort rootstock is recommended for cucumber, melon and watermelon growers seeking a longer, healthier crop. This rootstock brings increased vigor and a high return of quality fruits. Flexifort is an interspecific Cucurbita maxima x Cucurbita moschata cross that combines nicely with a wide number of varieties. It provides resistance to several soil borne diseases, as well as abiotic stresses such as drought, temperature extremes and high salinity. Resistances: HR: Fom:0-2/Fom:1.2/Fon:0-1/Foc. I IR: Forc. Pepper Rootstock Scarface F1 For growers struggling with nematode pressure in their tunnel or greenhouse, Scarface pepper rootstock is the solution! Scarface performs best when grafted to generative scions, and will increase yields by extending the production season longer than is possible with ungrafted plants. Scarface can be used in both heated and unheated greenhouse conditions. Resistances: HR: Tm:0. I IR: Ma/Mi/Mj. HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. Variety technical sheet available. Please visit http://usa.vitalisorganic.com/products-and-services/techsheets or ask your Vitalis representative. 35

Index Eggplant Annina Annina F1 This gorgeous striped eggplant will not fail to impress growers and eaters alike. This adaptable variety produces well in both high tunnel and open field production systems, and yields half-long, uniform fruit that average 0.7 lb. (318 g). Growers will appreciate the spineless calyx, and customers will love the deep purple color striped with fine white lines. Traviata F1 Traviata is a strong growing, well-balanced plant that produces half-long, uniform, black, shiny fruits. A high yielding and early variety recommended for spring and summer open field and unheated greenhouse production. Traviata Divergent Iperione Tirreno Red Amber Melon Specialty Cantaloupe Divergent F1 Divergent defies classification—part Cantaloupe, part Galia, all flavor! This variety is sweet (Brix 15-18°), juicy and ripens earliest in its class. Orange fleshed, round fruits are medium-size, 2.6-3.0 lb. (1.2-1.4 kg) and set close to the crown for a concentrated harvest. Succession plantings are recommended for a continuous supply throughout the season, as the early maturity allows for the crop to be harvested in two to three passes. Noted for its uniformity in maturity, melons are ready to harvest when the netting begins to turn from green to tan. Divergent is an adaptable, high yielding variety that performs well in many regions, including northern areas with shorter seasons. Recommended for fresh market production only. Resistances: HR: Fom:0-2. I IR: Gc:1/Px:1-2,5/Ag. Italian Netted Iperione F1 Iperione is a modern Tuscan variety that delivers on yield, field holding ability and eating quality. The creamy shell and persistent green sutures contrast well to create an outstanding presentation in stores or at the farm stand. Fruit are uniform, with very good shelf-life. Resistances: HR: Fom:0-2. I IR: Px:1-2,5/Ag. Tirreno F1 Tirreno is a favorite among northern growers. It was selected for its flavor, uniformity and solid production under organic conditions. Tirreno produces round to slightly high round fruits with uniform sutures and thick netting. It has excellent fruit quality with good flesh structure and a slightly thick, green rind. Brix levels average 13-15°. Exterior skin color is grey to cream with an interior orange flesh color. It produces 2.6-3.0 lb. (1.2-1.4 kg) fruits. Resistances: HR: Fom:0-2/MNSV. I IR: Px:1-2,5. Watermelon Red Amber F1 new! Our first seedless organic watermelon, Red Amber is a deliciously sweet standard watermelon with crisp texture and a dark red interior. Rind pattern is a medium green background with a medium-dark green stripe. Fruit are oval shaped, uniform and average 16-20 lbs. (7.3-9.1 kg). Red Amber has a strong and vigorous plant with good performance in organic systems. Resistances: IR: Fon:0/Fon:1/Co:1. HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. Variety technical sheet available. Please visit http://usa.vitalisorganic.com/products-and-services/techsheets or ask your Vitalis representative. 36

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