PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers.
This announcement comes only a few years after PanAmerican Seed’s acquisition of Ex-Plant in January 2017. The new genetics from Dalina supplement PanAmerican Seed’s indoor edible peppers procured from Ex-Plant.
“Urban and small-space gardening is a strong trend around the world, especially by younger consumers,” says Sean Valk, global sales director of PanAmerican Seed.
Besides their compact growth habit, which eliminates the use of growth-regulating chemicals, the Kitchen Minis’ taste and shelf life at retail have been an important aspect of continued breeding. Ongoing development will remain in Denmark where it will be merged into PanAmerican Seed-DK (formerly Ex-Plant A/S). Dalina breeder Hans Henrik Kampmann will lead the program until it is fully integrated into PanAmerican Seed.
For more details on the Kitchen Minis program and to learn about the full assortment of compact vegetables from PanAmerican Seed, contact your preferred supplier or visit panamseed.com.