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’
These concepts can add to your bottom line
Innovative varieties developed for convenience without compromising on yield, flavour, and taste
Varieties developed for the processing industry
Lettuce at its best; easy to prepare, with great tasting, baby-sized leaves
Delivering a year round program of consistent high quality rockmelons
Open Heart Cos
Less tip burn and high usability
A trait in lettuce that ensures leaves discolour less rapidly after cutting