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Breeding Hybrid Spinach in Greenhouse

Spinach specialists

for maximum resistance.

If you know about spinach, you know about downy mildew. Fifteen years ago, we successfully started breeding for resistance against this disease. These days, we feel it’s not too much to say we’re spinach specialists, both when it comes to baby leaf and bunching varieties. We make sure to stay on top of the latest types and isolates of downy mildew, as well as white rust. That way, we can offer you varieties that have the maximum resistance available in the market today.

Spinach varieties with good crunch and long shelf life

The best phenotypes.

We always make sure that our spinach varieties don’t just score high on resistances, but have the best phenotypes around, too. That means our varieties show high uniformity and have thick, round, and dark green leaves with a good crunch and a long shelf life.


breeding hybrid spinach with maximum resistance

Scientific innovation

and an intense trial strategy.

Johan Rijk, our Spinach Breeder: “I believe in a strategy of in-depth trials in all kinds of circumstances. I want to see the results with my own eyes. Plus I regularly visit our customers to hear about their needs and to see how our varieties perform. It’s the winning combination of the latest science and our own know-how and experience. I’m convinced it’s this strategy that’s made us the market leader in spinach for the fresh market. And we’re not finished yet. Our technical partnership with KWS has opened up immense possibilities to further develop resistance.”

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