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Eminent Seeds introduces new Sweet bite varieties

The story of the Sweet bite: 20 years of baby point peppers

High yield, extended shelf life, tasty fruit and labor-saving are some of the specifications of the new baby point pepper varieties from Eminent Seeds. Especially Jan van Heijningen, specialty pepper pioneer and founder of Eminent Seeds, is very proud of the new varieties. "I was immediately impressed by…

Beyond the garnish: Will a new type of produce get the microgreen light?

Microgreens. They’re leafy green vegetables that are relatively new to the dining room, but a study by a Colorado State University team indicates that they will be welcome company at the table. “You’ve probably heard of sprouts and baby greens,” said lead researcher and registered dietitian nutritionist…

Golden sweet cherry tomatoes on-the-vine

Honey Bombs to hit store shelves in May

First came Flavor Bombs®, Sunset’s first on-the-vine snacking tomato offering, then Sugar Bombs®, a grape tomato-on-the-vine. "We all know good things come in threes and…

"Be sure of your traditional summer crop"

SEpalin is characterized by top production with intermediate resistance to cucumber green mottle mosaic virus. This has been demonstrated by extensive testing among growers in the Netherlands over the past two summers. The variety provides extra security compared to the standard because of its…

Why Soviet Russia named a tomato after an American celebrity

In 1990, Marina Danilenko founded a seed business with her mother. As the owner of the first private seed company in Moscow, she purchased seeds from a network of farms and eventually sold approximately 500,000 packets through the mail to Russian gardeners. One of her specialties was tomatoes, as her…

Bart van der Valk (Zwingrow) on Jack Miller RZ:

"We had a good yield with an average fruit weight of 190 g"

After a successful first season with Jack Miller RZ, Rijk Zwaan caught up with Dutch grower, Bart van der Valk from Zwingrow, to learn and share his techniques and recipe for a winning season. This season, Zwingrow has filled its entire production area (13.5 ha) in the Westland region with Jack Miller RZ…

Raising the (LED) bar: 3,6µmol / J

Dutch Lighting Innovations introduces the Diode High Output Toplight as an extension to the already existing LED grow light series. "The new generation of high output LED Toplight Fixtures from DLI delivers performance with a low power consumption of 518W and a light output of 1850 µmol. This results in…

Australia: City council chooses compostable mail bags made from veg

Recently, the autumn edition of Wagga Wagga City Council’s What’s On Guide was sent out in green mail bags; these were made from vegetables. Visitor Economy and Events Officer Kimberly Parker said using the green compostable mail bags was another step to reduce the council’s environmental footprint.…

Claire Malgorn, Savéol:

“We now offer a range of seven cardboard trays for export”

Savéol has decided to “commit to export” in 2020. Therefore, the cooperative launched a range of seven cardboard trays for its export clients. “This new range with a multilingual design (eight languages) promotes the taste quality of the products and their French origin,” explains Claire Malgorn, head of…

Dolav Germany GmbH focuses on large producers and processors with Alto 1400

"New large box is especially suitable for use under difficult conditions"

The presence of new exhibitor DOLAV Germany LLC at Fruit Logistica was focused on the new harvest box: the Dolav Alto 1400. The large boxes made of HDPE and special additives have a total volume of 1,400 litres and can be used without problems, even under difficult conditions in the field or in the warehouse.…

Spain

Bonnysa launches a new gluten-free natural tomato juice suitable for celiacs

Bonnysa has just launched its new natural tomato juice. It is made from 100% fresh products, has no additives, sugars, preservatives or dyes, and it is gluten-free, making it…

Koppert Cress adds jungle spinach to product range

Aikiba Leaves are known as ‘lady fingers’, ‘jungle spinach’ or ‘ochro’ and have a light sweet-sour taste. Aikiba Leaves are known as ‘lady fingers’, ‘jungle spinach’ or ‘ochro’ and have a light sweet-sour taste. When used raw it is a visually attractive ingredient with a gel-like, aqueous and mushy mouth-feeling.…

Qwix cucumber with dipping sauce

Dutch grower comes up with novel snack cucumber concept

Since last year, cucumber nursery Mellantas from the Dutch town of Sevenum has been taking care of all of their sales themselves. This makes them strive for creativity because, aside from the regular distribution channels, the nursery is betting on a new concept. The mini-cucumber as a fast snack. Dipping…

Capp-Plast

Italian plastic pallet boxes with Dutch roots

Are plastic pallet boxes a more sustainable solution than wooden crates? According to Gerald Langerak, representative of the Italian Capp Plast for the Northern European market, there is no doubt about it. But then of course these boxes do not have to be driven all the way from Italy, so Capp Plast…

PAC Global Leadership Awards recognizes Sunset® Sprinkles®

Sunset® Sprinkles® Tiny Mighty Tomatoes™ has been recognized on the global stage for its packaging and branding. The product was awarded Best New Brand in the Food & Beverage…

Sweet Palermo Taste of the Year 2020 in Spain

Rijk Zwaan’s sweet pointed pepper Sweet Palermo has been chosen as Taste of the year 2020 by an independent group of consumers specialised in sensory analyses. The seal “Taste of the year” represents more than 20 years of experience in Europe and 10 year experience in Spain. The selection was based on…

Tasting a tomato without destroying it

One of the most important properties of a fresh tomato is its taste. But how do you quantify taste? Breeders are very interested in that question. For the answer the taste model of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) or a taste panel can be used. The Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit at WUR is…

Japanese chef hand-carves intricate patterns into fruit and vegetables

Japanese chef and food artist Takehiro Kishimoto is still a master when transforming everyday fruit and vegetables into edible masterpieces. Image: Takehiro Kishimoto  The instagrammer, with the handle @gakugakugakugakugaku1, uses an x-acto knife to carve intricate patterns into apples, courgettes, eggs and…

US produce company partners with the emoji® company

Emojis to be featured on packaging to boost consumer engagement

Starr Ranch Growers will be the first United States produce company to partner with the emoji® company on licensed apples, pears and cherries. Beginning this summer, a deal brokered by the emoji company and its North American licensing agent, Retail Monster, the company will include emoji® brand icons on…

As well as candy and cheese

ISS: Fresh fruit and vegetables for space station

Last Saturday, a cargo ship was sent successfully to the International Space Station, carrying fruit, vegetables, candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts’ cravings. Besides the usual experiments and gear, the capsule holds cheddar and manchego cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, chocolate and three…

Hazera shows off new varieties at Arava Open Day

The Arava Open Day is always an opportunity for the team at Hazera to meet clients, sit down for a cup of coffee or beer and offer a range of products, from tomatoes to peppers. As every year, Hazera is one of the participants in the largest agricultural exhibition in Israel, and showcase its products in…

Debunking common myths about sweet peppers

There are many common myths about Sweet Peppers that are often taken for truth. The Nature Fresh team receives questions every day about this nutrient-packed superfood, so they thought it’s time to set the record straight. These are some of the most common myths they regularly hear about Sweet Peppers: Bell…

Next generation pickling cucumber variety brings valuable traits to the forefront in North America

Rijk Zwaan has recently announced a new seedless pickling cucumber variety called Lennon RZ. The name Lennon RZ is synonymous with the pioneering musician of the 20th century. Following the critically acclaimed releases of both Bowie RZ and Rubinstein RZ, Lennon RZ has made a name for itself in a short…

Snacking tomato on the vine introduced in European supermarkets

Delisher is coming to supermarkets. Following its official launch in 2016, the new cherry plum tomato is now available at major grocery stores in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Delisher is a tomato variety that was launched in 2016 under the De Ruiter brand, after years of…

Hortispares is live

"Easily find the right parts for your horticultural equipment"

Royal Brinkman announced earlier that it would launch a new tool to easily find spare parts for horticulture. The online spare parts store hortispares.com is live and ready for use today. Hortispares is the online spare parts store for horticulture. Growers, dealers, and installers can visit…

Beekenkamp Verpakkingen

Introduction of four new varieties of transport tray, low and half height

There is an increasing interest among companies that work with automated logistics systems for transport containers with a smooth surface at the bottom. These transport containers with a smooth bottom are able to move much more smoothly over an automated conveyor belt, roller conveyors or chain conveyor.…

US (TX): Red Snapper announced as 2020 Rodeo Tomato

Each year, gardeners look forward to the designation of the year’s “Rodeo Tomato,” determined by a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service team led by horticulturists David Rodriguez and Larry Stein, assisted by the Bexar Master Gardeners and Jerry Parsons. Previous Rodeo Tomatoes include Celebrity, BHN…

characteristics of Intense tomato makes for loyal consumers

"Increasing interest in the German market"

The Intense tomato will be presented in style at the Valstar stand during the Fruit Logistica. "This plum tomato is ideal for cutting, because of its firm structure and low juice loss," says marketing manager Henny van de Wetering of Valstar Holland."Everyone recognises it. When you cut a tomato, the…

Philips GreenPower Xtra 1150W system

"12% more light output and therefore more yield"

Signify will introduce the Philips GreenPower Xtra 1150W system with, according to the company, 12% more growth light and therefore more fruit yield and more yield per m². "The product, combined with the Philips Green Vision 1150W electronics, meets market demand for hybrid solutions, combining LED with…


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