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Fresh cut lettuce production line

Efficiency and shelf life

Right across the supply chain there is aggregation and professionalisation. The complexity and volume of fresh produce traded means that it is important to minimise waste and demand greater efficiency.

Growers want productive, labour friendly varieties, while processing companies seek high recovery and minimal wastage. Together delivering affordable fresh produce to the consumer.

Rijk Zwaan constantly fine-tunes and improves our varieties. For example a smaller seed cavity in a melon can increase fresh cut yields; tomato varieties that are more labour friendly; spinach varieties better suited to mechanical harvesting and; lettuce varieties that can extend shelf life.

Case study: 'New opportunities for fresh cut Cos lettuce’

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