Herbs, oriental vegetables, onions and pumpkins will be among the products being highlighted by UK seed company CN Seeds at the upcoming Fruit Logistica 2015 show in Berlin from 4-6 February 2015.
The Cambridgeshire-based firm will be using its appearance at the fresh produce event to introduce new varieties of herbs from it’s breeding programmes, including new developments in parsley, coriander and basil.
Another trend expected to feature at Fruit Logistica is mini vegetables, and CN Seeds will be highlighting Cauliflower Orkney and Kohlrabi Kref.
CN Seeds will also be showcasing its range of oriental vegetables, including Pak Choi and Kailan, with new hybrid variety F1 Rafiki.
CN Seeds has been a regular exhibitor at Fruit Logistica over the past eight years, and business development manager Charles Seddon said the company was looking forward to greeting customers old and new at its stand 1. 2 B-06.
He said: "We were very much UK pioneers in our early days at the show, when there was only a
handful of other British exhibitors, but we found it a great forum for discussion with a very wide cross section of growers and buyers from all over the world, and it has been an important factor in developing our export business."
Although fruits of all kinds still dominate in many of the halls, vegetables and salads now have a strong presence and the event gives CN Seeds the opportunity to explore trends and test the reaction to new products, said Seddon.
He added: "This show will see our biggest presence to date, with five staff to man the stand, and a translator for our French and Spanish customers. We find that more British growers are visiting Berlin every year so the show is also very convenient to meet with our core domestic market customers."
Among the products on show at the CN Seeds stand will be the new oriental vegetable varieties, Pak choi Chifu F1 and Choy sum Gunsho.
In the babyleaf category, CN Seeds has introduced the wild rocket Monza, a quick growing variety that combines uniformity with an upright habit and dark green leaf, which has adapted to winter growing conditions in Southern European markets.
Coriander Cruiser, a new slow bolting Coriander for the quality market is now protected by Plant Breeders Rights. Parsley CN 5403 and Dill CN 7006.
CN Seeds will also be using the trade fair to highlight its range of winter squash and Halloween pumpkins.