Rijk Zwaan convenience catalogue
The Rijk Zwaan Convenience Catalogue provides the latest insights into worldwide fresh cut developments. This catalogue includes a specially selected assortment of Rijk Zwaan vegetables for growers and processors. These varieties will help you to improve both yield and quality, and surprise customers and consumers alike with new, colourful and above all tasty fresh cut produce.
Convenience Catalogue 2 Convenience catalogue Salanova® beauties With its abundance of baby-sized leaves, good shelf life, nice flavour and high percentage of usable product, Salanova is very interesting for the processing industry. 6 One-cut-ready As well as reducing labour costs, mechanical harvesting can improve processing efficiency and deliver a higher-quality end product. Thanks to new varieties, the possibilities just got even more interesting. 12 “Thanks to their tenderness and delicacy, babyleaves remain a popular ingredient in salads, whether in bags or bowls. ” Multi-purpose lettuce Rijk Zwaan considered how to improve the primary lettuce types to help consumers enjoy their favourite salads even more. Several innovations bring interesting characteristics to the table. “The best of both worlds: ” shape, colour, crunchy bite and an excellent taste 22 3 Bauke van Lenteren Convenience Manager 12 One-cut-ready 16 Variety overview: • Salanova® Crispy • Salanova® Lollo • NEW Salanova® leaf • Babyleaf lettuce • Babyleaf spinach • Swiss chard • Corn salad Let's snack In addition to having visual appeal, fresh-cut snack products must deliver on quality too, which is why taste research is key to creating sustainable growth. 22 Multi-purpose lettuce 26 Variety overview: • Iceberg lettuce • Butterhead lettuce • Cos Lettuce • Endive - Smooth • Endive - Frisée (Curly) • Endive - Fine Frisée (TFM) 30 Different cultures 38 Icons 34 Variety overview: • Oakleaf lettuce • Lollo rosso and bionda • Batavia lettuce • Cabbage • Cauliflower 30 Different cultures The market for fresh-cut vegetables still demonstrates certain differences based on local tastes and eating habits, but convenience is a universal trend. Outdoor Indoor Hydroponic Sensational Flavours Organic Storage 42 Variety overview: • Kohlrabi • Cucumber • Cherry tomatoes • Carrot • Melon 44 Convenience specialists Resistance IR Only trial seed available Let’s snack Resistance HR Text and editorial team: Rijk Zwaan Photography: Tjipke Meijer, Rijk Zwaan Lay-out: Do Company Printing: Platform P February 2013 Different cultures 38 Let’s snack Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Dear customer, A milestone! Welcome to this, the 5th edition of the Rijk Zwaan Convenience Catalogue, providing the latest insights into worldwide fresh cut developments. This catalogue once again includes a specially selected assortment of Rijk Zwaan vegetables for growers and processors. These varieties will help you to improve both yield and quality, and surprise customers and consumers alike with new, colourful and above all tasty fresh cut produce. Happy reading! Contents 3 4 Welcome Breeding for convenience 6 Salanova® beauties 10 Variety overview: • Salanova® Butter • Salanova® Oak leaf • Salanova® Batavia Breeding for convenience Welcome 4 Convenience catalogue Breeding for convenience From Seed to Salad Imagine that you could combine literally any taste, colour and shape in a new leaf to make the most delicious salad ever. It may sound like a fantasy, but it is in fact possible to ‘create’ leaves like this by combining desired traits. At Rijk Zwaan, we call this ‘breeding’: we mirror the natural process, selecting the best plants and then embarking on the lengthy and often challenging task of crossing them to develop new varieties. 1 Selection We evaluate each plant regarding the desired traits. In the case of a visual trait, this simply means assessing a plant’s appearance – such as leaf shape, colour, head size, etc. But resistances against diseases or the potential for a long shelf life need to be tested. Is the new variety intended for the fresh market or speci cally for processing? Rijk Zwaan has invested in its own processing facility to simulate the preparation, washing and drying steps that leaves are subject to in a fresh cut factory so we can be sure newly developed leaves can withstand being processed, if required. 2 Trialling Once a variety has been selected that combines the desired traits, it can be trialled at any of several locations around the world; the Rijk Zwaan demo elds enable growers, processors, traders and retailers to see, feel and taste a wide range of new varieties as well as exchange experiences and ideas for future developments. “That’s how we get from seed to salad ” 5 3 Commercial production In the nal stage of the process, Rijk Zwaan produces large quantities of seeds of the new variety. These are then delivered to growers around the world so that they can grow the new leaf with the desired combination of traits. A leaf that, when harvested, will offer improved yield, be more suitable for processing and hold lasting appeal for consumers thanks to its appearance and taste. That’s how we get from seed to salad! Visit a Rijk Zwaan demo field in just 2 minutes This catalogue contains information for both growers and processors. Any recommendations are of an indicative nature only. For more speci c information, you are most welcome to visit our demo elds so that you can see, and taste, our varieties for yourself. Or contact any of our convenience specialists. Let’s snack take a ‘virtual’ tour! Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience 6 Convenience catalogue Salanova速 beauties Salanova lettuce has many leaves of babyleaf dimensions that are characterised by a good shelf life, a nice avour and a high percentage of usable product. This makes Salanova a very interesting product for the processing industry. With the stagnating growth in the market for fresh cut salads, product development is becoming increasingly important. Consumers want variation in taste, shape and colour as well as softer leaf textures. Salanova butter and Salanova oakleaf meet all these demands and offer consumers an entirely new quality of lettuce. The large number of uniform, small leaves per head make them very ef cient for processing companies. The core of Salanova lettuce is easily removed by cutting it out with a circular movement. What remains are lovely, tender leaves which are unmatched by other lettuce types. Salanova red butter Salanova green butter Salanova green oak Salanova red oak Letâ€™s snack Salanova green batavia 7 Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready SalanovaÂŽ beauties Breeding for convenience 8 Convenience catalogue Salanova® beauties Salanova butter comes in a green version and with a very pretty colour contrast on the red butter: combining yellow, green and red in one leaf. Salanova oakleaf has very nicely-lobbed leaves and comes in a fresh, (dark) green or warm red colour. Its small, 3D-shaped leaves have a pleasant nutty flavour. Because of the whole leaves and 3D shape, Salanova has extra in-bag appeal. Adding Salanova to a mixed salad bag results in a higher volume and more colour, which ultimately leads to more consumer attention. The red butters are even called the “Rolls-Royce of the lea es”. for growers in terms of problems like bolting, tipburn and bremia. In addition to introducing new varieties, we work together with our partners to take cultivation to the next level through innovation. One of the biggest challenges in outdoor cultivation, for example, is keeping the relatively open heads dirt-free. While mulching is one of the options, Rijk Zwaan is also very closely involved in the development of extremely clean and sustainable hydroponic cultivation systems. Continuous improvement In the last couple of years, Rijk Zwaan has developed a wide range of varieties with continuous improvements to their shape and colour. But improvements are not only made in product presentation; Rijk Zwaan is continually working to develop new varieties with an even higher reliability “Red butter: Rolls-Royce of the leafies ” “Salanova, one-cut-ready! ” Green batavia 79-504 RZ The newest type in the range: Salanova green batavia. Of course with the ‘onecut-ready’ trait and the large number of leaves that characterises all Salanova types. But none of the existing types fits so well on a sandwich as 79-504 RZ. Limited trial seed available 9 Dark green butter Pascal RZ Rijk Zwaan introduces the first ‘dark’ green Salanova butter lettuce: Pascal RZ (79-110 RZ). A real feast for the eyes as the leaves of this new Salanova variety excel in colour. The beautiful dark green slowly changes in gradients of light green Pascal RZ is strong against yellow edges and haloing, its colour will remain nice and green on the field. Another advantage of this Salanova type is its more upright growing habit. This characteristic makes the lettuce easier to harvest. Furthermore, Salanova range, Pascal RZ is good for at least four times as many leaves as a normal butter type. Limited trial seed available Salanova® compared with standard whole head lettuce: • Greater efficiency: (1) higher percentage of usable product, (2) easier and faster processing, (3) firmer leaf structure means less bruising • Better shelf life • More attractive presentation in packaging (3D structure) • Minimal oxidation due to smaller stem diameter Salanova® compared with babyleaf lettuce: • Improved shelf life • Less waste during storage • More flexibility in purchasing fresh product for processing • Savings in logistics and transport costs • Firmer leaves • New flavour and unique structure just like all other varieties in the to a blond green. And because Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Advantages of Salanova in processing Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience 10 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION First dark green butter variety. Strong against yellow edges and haloing. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO GREEN BUTTER PASCAL RZ (79-110 RZ) (t) SPRING Salanova® beauties • • • • • ■ ■ AQUINO RZ Salanova green butter variety. With open supple leaves. Very suitable for processing. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • DESCARTES RZ Green butter variety with upright plants for easier harvesting. Supple leaves for better processing. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb ■ ERASMUS RZ Bigger sized green butter. Leaves are bit on a stem, narrow cut edge. Leave outer leaves on the field for a cleaner product. Green butter variety. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • SARTRE RZ Bl:1-26,28 • EMERSON RZ Compact green butter variety. Bl:1-28/Pb • • • RED BUTTER 79-226 RZ Bigger sized red butter variety. More vigour. Supple leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • • • • • • • ENSOR RZ Triple red butter variety. Strong colour contrast and thicker leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb RENOIR RZ Triple red butter variety. Bl:1-26,28 SEURAT RZ Red butter with firm leaves and very good shelf life. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • • ■ GAUGIN RZ Red butter variety with firm leaves. Beautiful colour contrast. Bl:1-15,17-22, 24-28 • • GREEN BATAVIA 79-504 RZ (t) Salanova batavia variety. Beautiful leaf shape. Sandwich sized leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 (t) Only trial seed available ■ only in temperate climate • • • • • suitable for this season 11 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION First Salanova oakleaf specially for mechanical harvesting. Very upright, shiny green leaves. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO GREEN OAK 79-348 RZ (t) • • • COOK RZ DAGAMA RZ Dark green oak leaf variety. Bl:1-26,28 • • • • • • DRAKE RZ (79-315 RZ) Green oak leaf variety for indoor production. Bl:1-28 RED OAK One-cut-ready Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce XERAFIN RZ Nice coloured red oakleaf variety. Upright growing habit. Bl:1-28 • • • • • • • • XERES RZ Special cherry-red oakleaf variety. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0 This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Salanova® beauties Bright green oak leaf variety with small, nicely lobbed leaves. Bl:1-28 • • • • Breeding for convenience WINTER 12 Convenience catalogue One-cut-ready Itâ€™s no real surprise that one-cut-ready machine harvested leaves continue to gain in popularity around the world since it offers some very important advantages. And now, thanks to the introduction of new varieties, the possibilities just got even more interesting. One of the most important reasons for choosing mechanical harvesting is the fact that it reduces the need for labour, which is becoming increasingly scarce, and hence expensive, in more and more countries. As well as reducing the number of workers required, mechanical harvesting can also improve processing ef ciency and result in a higher-quality end product. Salanova lollo Salanova crispy Corn salad Babyleaf lettuce Letâ€™s snack Spinach Different cultures Swiss chard 13 Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready SalanovaÂŽ beauties Breeding for convenience 14 Convenience catalogue One-cut-ready Various approaches There are several different mechanical harvesting methods but, whichever you choose, the ultimate goal is to deliver top-quality, ready-to-use leaves to the consumer: Direct sowing, harvesting babyleaves Babyleaf lettuce is still a very popular type, and highly suitable for inclusion in salad bags. Babyleaf spinach and the ever-increasing popularity of corn salad and swiss chard have contributed to a very wide range. Directly sown (800-1,000 seeds/m2) and harvested young, the result is a soft and tasty high-quality leaf. Transplanting, harvesting single leaves Because of their erect plant habit, Salanova crispy and lollo types are also ideal for transplanting in a higher density (24-30 per m2) and for the single leaves to be harvested mechanically. The baby-sized leaves can be delivered directly to the factory. They have a small cutting edge just like ‘real’ babyleaves, but in addition they offer a higher yield and their leaves are stronger and more mature. Flexible The above options are possible both indoors and outdoors, and ‘in-between’ options can be used too. By partly harvesting the crop as whole head and partly harvesting single leaves mechanically, the grower and processor both stay exible. The best option also depends on the climate and transport distances. At Rijk Zwaan, we continue to work to develop new varieties in order to improve the quality of the leaves and the ef ciency of the overall process. Rijk Zwaan’s Open Heart Cos (see page 24) is particularly suitable for mechanical harvesting. Transplanting, whole head harvesting Salanova crispy and lollo types are characterised by their strong leaves. Transplanting them on a normal density makes it possible to cut the whole heads on the eld and prepare in the factory. Resulting in nicely-frilled leaves with an excellent shelf life. Direct drilling, harvesting single leaves For smaller-sized leaves, crispy types can also be sown by direct drilling with a density of approximately 60 pills per m2. “High Density Salanova: resulting in nicely-frilled leaves with an excellent shelf life ” 15 New for mechanical harvesting New and unique leaf type: 79-93 RZ A batavia frill, an oakleaf lob and a nice red colour – you’re unlikely to have seen such a surprising variety enriched the Salanova range with a completely new and unique leaf type. Not only is 79-93 RZ a special lettuce, but it is also one that will delight consumers with its abundance of leaves per head. Growers bene t from 79-93 RZ’s narrow stem with little pink discolouration. The small cut surface makes this Salanova type ideal for mechanical harvesting. Limited trial seed available of lettuce before. With its 79-93 RZ, Rijk Zwaan has “Surprise and delight consumers 4-leaf mixes ” Draw inspiration from successful launches in the US, Australia and the UK and update your current range of bagged salads by introducing a 4-leaf mix! Eliminate large cut surfaces by switching to whole leaves, and mix blonde, dark green and red Salanova crispy and lollo leaves in one bag. Surprise and delight consumers with a refreshing combination of different leaf colours, shapes, avours and textures. Upright green oak 79-348 RZ In view of the shift towards mechanical harvesting, an upright habit is becoming an increasingly important consideration for breeders. The new variety 79-348 RZ is supple leaves, which is an advantage in both harvesting and processing. Limited trial seed available very promising in this respect. This variety also has very Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience 16 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Strong vigour. Attractive dark green leaves. Erect growth habit, for mechanical harvesting. Excellent bag presentation. Very high yield. Year round harvest in most areas. Dark green, successor of Expedition RZ. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO SALANOVA CRISPY GREEN EXPEDITION RZ 79-05 RZ (t) EXACT RZ Dark green crispy, suitable for indoor and hydroponic production, resulting in a sturdy leaf that can handle washing and drying in the factory. Dark green, successor of Exact RZ. For indoor, hydroponic and outdoor production. Comparable to Expedition, 79-27 RZ has a nicer shiny dark green colour. Exciting! Shiny, dark green crispy variety, spikey, 3D leaves. Smallest cut surface of all crispies, highest amount of leaves. Best adapted for mechanical harvesting. Similar to Explore RZ, but medium green crispy variety. Nice leaf shape, good yield. Bl:1-28 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb 79-27 RZ EXCITE RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 EXPERIENCE RZ EXPLORE RZ Blonder green crispy variety. Like all crispies with an excellent shelf life. Suitable for mechanical harvesting and high yield. Blond green, indoor variety, special leaf shape, crispy with a curly edge. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SPRING One-cut-ready • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DESIRADE RZ SALANOVA CRISPY RED DUPLEX RZ Red crispy variety. Vibrant colour contrast. Stronger, crispier and sweeter than other red. Small cut surface, strong against pinking, excellent shelf-life. Slow bolting. Double red, successor of Duplex RZ. Telex RZ is larger, heavier and stronger. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • TELEX RZ (79-51 RZ) Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 TRIPLEX RZ Triple red crispy variety. Incredible colour in a spikey leaf. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 WINTEX RZ (79-86 RZ) Triple red crispy variety. Larger and faster than Triplex. Same strong colour and spikey leaf shape. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 79-65 RZ (t) Triple red crispy variety. Less spikey leaf shape than Triplex. Bit more curly leaf edge. Strong colour contrast. More vigour and slower bolting. Triple red crispy variety, like 79-65 RZ but with a narrower stem. Showing less oxidation, very suitable for mechanical harvesting. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • • • • • ■ only in temperate climate 79-78 RZ (t) (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season 17 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Salanova green lollo variety. High amount of tender leaves with the lollo curly leaf edge. Also suitable for mechanical harvesting on a high density. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO SALANOVA LOLLO GREEN VICINITY RZ • • • • SALANOVA LOLLO RED JADIGON RZ Double red Salanova lollo variety. Comparable to Madrigon RZ. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • ■ • MADRIGON RZ Double red Salanova lollo variety. Madrigon RZ has sturdier leaves than Jadigon RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 • • • • • • • • 79-84 RZ Successor of Madrigon RZ, more red deep down the leaf. Slower bolting. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 LMV:1 Bl:1-28 HEXAGON RZ Indoor double red variety. Not as crispy in texture as the outdoor varieties, but with the crispy leaf shape. Good internal colour. For mechanical harvesting. Double red variety for indoor production. • • • • • • BELLAGON RZ Bl:1-26,28/Pb NEW SALANOVA LEAF TYPE 79-93 RZ (t) Leaf type. Batavia frill, oak leaf lob and nice red color. Very high amount of leaves. Narrow stem, little pink discoloration. For mechanical harvesting. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready SOLAGON RZ Triple red Salanova lollo variety. Extraordinary intense red colour. Suitable for mechanical harvesting on high density. Very high percentage of red. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • • Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience WINTER 18 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Green leaf type (Tango type). Nice serrated leaves with a good leaf structure. Good shelf life. Green leaf type (Tango type). Nice serrated leaves. Very comparable with Burovia RZ. Red leaf type (Tango type). Nice, serrated leaves with a good leaf structure. Nice colour. Green cos babyleaf. Beautiful leaf shape and strong texture. RESISTANCES Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO BABYLEAF LETTUCE BUROVIA RZ 84-73 RZ (t) Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SARAVIA RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb DANTERIA RZ Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 84-17 RZ (t) Green cos babyleaf. Bl:1,4-28/Nr:0 LOMERIA RZ Green batavia babyleaf. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SPRING One-cut-ready • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ■ only in temperate climate 84-49 RZ Green batavia with more vigour. For winter production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 DIVERIA RZ Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Very attractive red leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ANTORIA RZ Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Compared to Diveria RZ extended bremia resistence. Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Very similar to Diveria RZ and Antoria RZ. 84-38 RZ has slightly thicker leaves. Lollo rossa type babyleaf. Intense red colour and good leaf structure. Very fast development for a red variety. Triple red lollo rossa babyleaf. Compared to Faradia RZ, 84-90 RZ has more curly leaves and a broader bremia pattern. Dark green, thick-leaved oakleaf. Attractive leaf shape, colour and glossiness. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 84-24 RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0 FARADIA RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0 84-90 RZ (t) Bl:1-28/Nr:0 KINEVIA RZ Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0 LMV:1 TOROVIA RZ Green oakleaf variety. Blonder green colour. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season 19 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Green oakleaf, very comparable to Kinevia RZ. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO BABYLEAF LETTUCE 84-38 RZ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 84-52 RZ LUNAVIA RZ Triple red oakleaf. Very attractive, intense red colour. Due to equal growth good combination with Kinevia RZ. Red oakleaf. Compared to Lunavia RZ, bit less red, extended bremia resistence. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SOLAVIA RZ CORN SALAD One-cut-ready Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce DIONE RZ Compact type with dark green, round leaves. A bit faster than Cirilla RZ. Thick leaves, short stems. Well-filled rosette ensures a very high yield. Thick, dark-green, round leaves, short stems. Fairly fast development. Compact, nice rosette and good plant stability. High single plant yield and high total yield. Dark green thick leaved variety. Upright growing with attractive rosettes. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • CIRILLA RZ REVELLE RZ PULSAR RZ Dark green, thick, upright leaves with short stems. Compact type with very fast development. Good vigour under cold conditions. High yielding variety. Thick bright green leaves. Upright growing and good storability. For spring, autumn and winter production. CALARASI RZ SWISS CHARD CHARLIE RZ F1 Strong swiss chard. Fresh and attractive green-red colour contrast. Very uniform. The upright leaf shape makes for easy mechanical harvesting • • • • This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Salanova® beauties Green oakleaf with more vigour for winter production. Bl:1,4-28/Nr:0/Pb Breeding for convenience WINTER 20 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME RACOON RZ F1 DESCRIPTION Babyleaf variety with firm, round leaves. Dark green. RESISTANCES Pfs:1-12,14 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO SMOOTH, ROUND/ OVAL SPINACH SPRING One-cut-ready • • • GOLDENWHALE RZ F1 Babyleaf variety with thick leaves with short stems. Pfs:1-12,14 Pfs:13 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MANDRIL RZ F1 (51-332 RZ) Babyleaf variety with a dark colour and upright growing habit. Pfs:1-14 MEERKAT RZ F1 (51-333 RZ) Babyleaf variety. Nice round leaf and upright growing habit. Pfs:1-14 PIGEON RZ F1 Slow growing babyleaf variety. Very suitable for processing. Pfs:1-13 PLOVER RZ F1 (51-336 RZ) Babyleaf variety. Dark, round leaves. Pfs:1-14 SILVERWHALE RZ F1 Dark green, oval babyleaf variety. Pfs:1-9,11-14 Pfs:10 TOUCAN RZ F1 Ideal babyleaf variety for processing. Dark green, strong leaves with a good structure. Uniform round leaf shape. Dark babyleaf with a round leaf shape. Pfs:1-13 WOODPECKER RZ F1 (51-335 RZ) Pfs:1-14 ANTELOPE RZ F1 Babyleaf spinach variety with dark green leaves. Pfs:1-12,14 BRIGHTTOUCAN RZ F1 Babyleaf spinach for summer production. Pfs:1-13 COATI RZ F1 (51-331 RZ) Babyleaf variety. Pfs:1-14 DROMEDARY RZ F1 Babyleaf variety with dark green, round leaves. Pfs:1-13 • • • • • • GAZELLE RZ F1 Babyleaf variety with firm, round leaves. Pfs:1-13 (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season ■ only in temperate climate 21 SPINACH resistance code AUTUMN SUMMER CMV Pfs Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus Peronospora farinosa f.sp. Spinaciae Cucumber mosaic NAME DESCRIPTION Semi-savoy variety. Gives more volume in the bag. RESISTANCES Pfs:1-11,13 SPRING Downy mildew SEASON MARKET INFO SEMI-SAVOY SPINACH DONKEY RZ F1 • • • • • • • • KOOKABURRA RZ F1 Semi-savoy variety with very dark, oval leaves. Pfs:1-13 ZEBU RZ F1 Semi-savoy variety. Gives more volume in the bag. Pfs:1-10,12 Pfs:11,13 PLATYPUS RZ F1 Semi-savoy variety for winter production. Very fast growing. Healthy and glossy leaves. Pfs:1-14 • • RED VEIN SPINACH One-cut-ready Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce RED CARDINAL RZ F1 Red vein babyleaf variety. Strong contrast between the red and the green. Pfs:1-11,13 • • • • • RED KITTEN RZ F1 Red vein babyleaf variety. Slower than Red Cardinal RZ. Pfs:1-13 This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience WINTER 22 Convenience catalogue Multi-purpose lettuce Iceberg and cos remain the most important bagged salad ingredients in the world, while smooth endive is also extremely popular in certain countries. What they all have in common is a strong, crisp leaf texture, a nice green colour and large heads which produce an abundance of usable leaves after cutting. Rijk Zwaan asked itself what could be done to improve these primary lettuce types, which are in effect â€˜commoditiesâ€™, so that consumers could gain even more enjoyment from their favourite salads. Cos lettuce already comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit almost any palate: baby-size little gem, short and dense small cos, dark and upright midi, and various larger types. However, Open Heart Cos and Crunchy Cos are true innovations in this range, both bringing interesting characteristics to the table. Cos Iceberg Butterhead Endive-smooth Let’s snack Endive-frisée (curly) Different cultures Endive Très Fine Maraîchère (TFM) 23 Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience 24 Convenience catalogue Multi-purpose lettuce Innovative commodities Rijk Zwaan breeders set out to combine the best characteristics from the numerous existing cos varieties to produce a new, multi-purpose cos. The result was Open Heart Cos, a variety named after one of its most notable characteristics: its open habit. The Open Heart Cos lettuce’s open habit makes it ideal for mechanical harvesting, either as loose leaves or whole heads for further processing. A single cut above the plant’s growing point reveals lots of strong, uniformly narrow leaves with solid veins. Practical trials have demonstrated that Open Heart Cos generates approximately 25% more usable product than a traditional cos lettuce. “Strong, uniformly narrow leaves with solid veins ” Little gem About 10 cm, small, dense, very tasty. Variety: e.g. Blanes RZ Small Cos About 15 cm, thick and crispy leaf. Variety: e.g. Rafael RZ Midi Cos About 20 cm, nice blanch. Variety: e.g. Quintus RZ Crunchy Cos Midi size, best of Cos with an iceberg crunch. Variety: e.g. Crunchita RZ Open Heart Cos Between midi and large, solid veins, non heading. Variety: e.g. Auvona RZ 25 In addition to being suitable for inclusion in salad bags thanks to its excellent taste and attractiveness, this type offers particular advantages to manufacturers of sandwiches, baguettes and wraps. Its ne yet solid midribs do not crack, which reduces browning and hence extends the shelf life. FurtherCos do not squash the bread, which means that sandwiches remain appealing for longer. more, the exible leaves of Open Heart Crunchita RZ (41-101 RZ) Rijk Zwaan’s new ‘Crunchy Cos’ represents a very interesting alternative to cos or iceberg lettuce in salad bags. This innovative cos offers the best of both worlds: its leaves are just as elongated and green as those of a normal cos lettuce, both on the outside and the inside. In addition, they have the crisp and crunchy bite of an iceberg lettuce, and these combined characteristics create an excellent taste experience. Crunchita RZ is the rst variety of Crunchy Cos and has been designed for large-scale processing. It is still a prototype, but the rst trials with mechanical harvesting have been very promising. Furthermore, the variety is very strong against tipburn and has already been tested successfully in several different growing regions, where it proved to generate a reliable yield. Work is already well underway to develop new varieties to follow on from Crunchita. Visit the Rijk Zwaan demo elds to see them for yourself! Setting new standards Open Heart Cos is unique in the way that it unites so many product bene ts in one single product, thus raising the bar for new varieties. The rst Open Heart Cos varieties were Actarus RZ, Easala RZ and Avidius RZ. The latest introductions combine an open habit with the savoyness that characterises true cos lettuce. About 30 cm, dark green, closed heart. Variety: e.g. Maximus RZ Let’s snack Large Green Cos Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience Ideal for sandwiches 26 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Vigorous, well shaped and big size variety. Grows well during short days and colder weather. RESISTANCES Bl:1-14,16-23, 25-27 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO ICEBERG LETTUCE 45-03 RZ SPRING Multi-purpose lettuce • • • • • • • • ■ ■ 45-114 RZ (t) 45-114 has a big frame and nice shape. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 45-36 RZ (t) Very slow bolting vairety for hot summer conditions. Fol:1 45-54 RZ (t) Slow bolting variety with a big frame. Very strong against tipburn. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb • • • • ALBANAS RZ Large variety with uniform layers. Strong leaves and good colour. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 ALPINAS RZ This variety has a big frame with thick leaves and good taste. Bl:1-23,25/Nr:0/Pb ASTURINAS RZ Good structure for processing. Strong on tipburn. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 BRUMA RZ Strong on tipburn and very slow bolting for hot summer conditions. Bl:1,2,6,14 • • • ■ ISLANDIA RZ Big frame variety. Nice uniform layers. Bl:1-16,21,23/Nr:0 • • • • LORQUINAS RZ (45-21 RZ) Big frame. Strong against pink ribs. Slow lling, very suitable for processing. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SIBERINAS RZ Vigorous, big-framed variety. Good growing under short days and cold weather conditions. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb SILVINAS RZ Compact iceberg variety with a good shape and quality. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb TOSCANAS RZ (45-08 RZ) Well-shaped variety with a good colour. Strong against tipburn. Bl:1-23,25/Nr:0/Pb • • • • UMBRINAS RZ (45-32 RZ) Variety for outdoor production with steady performance. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season ■ only in temperate climate 27 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Vigorous Open Heart Cos. Suitable also for fresh market. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Fol:1/ Nr:0 LMV:1 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO GREEN COS 41-123 RZ • • • ■ • • • • • • 41-177 RZ (t) LMV:1/Ss (Rs) 41-188 RZ (t) Open Heart Cos with same quality as Auvona RZ. With better bremia and Nr-resistance. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ AUVONA RZ (41-122 RZ) Open Heart Cos with very good leaf quality. Bl:1-15,17-22, 24-26,28/Fol:1 • • • • • • • • • • CERVANTES RZ LMV:1 CLAUDIUS RZ Midi cos for whole leaves and cutting. Bl:1-26,28/ Fol:1/Pb LMV:1 FLAVIUS RZ Large, vigorous, blonde cos. For summer conditions. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 Ss (Rs) • • • ■ MAXIMUS RZ Large, vigorous and slow bolting dark green cos. Bl:1-27 Ss (Rs) OCTAVIUS RZ Large, slow bolting, blonde cos. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1/Ss (Rs) • • • • • ■ QUINTUS RZ Midi Dark green midi cos. Beautiful big, blonde heart. Very suitable for processing. Bl:1-20,22-25, 28/Fol:1/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • • RED COS 41-108 RZ (t) Large red cos with a shiny red colour. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 • ■ ■ • • ■ GALATEA RZ (41-193 RZ) Small cos with a intense dark red colour. Bl:1-28 LMV:1 • Let’s snack This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Different cultures CRUNCHITA RZ (41-101 RZ) Crunchy cos with thick, tasty and crunchy leaves. Green on the outside as well as the inside. Bl:1-27/Nr:0 ■ Multi-purpose lettuce • • One-cut-ready Large, slow bolting, blonde cos for hot summer conditions. Bl:1-10,13-28/ Nr:0 Salanova® beauties Open Heart Cos with good uniformity of the leaves. True romaine leaf texture. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ Breeding for convenience WINTER 28 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Very good for processing. Large size, thickleaved and strong against tipburn. Quick lling and easy to harvest. Strong against bolting and tipburn. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE ABAGO RZ SPRING Multi-purpose lettuce • • • ■ • • • • • • ALMAGRO RZ ■ FABIETTO RZ Vigorous and heavy variety. With lots of blonde easy to peel leaves. Bl:1,4-22,24,25,28/ Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 FORLINA RZ Very slow bolting. Well adapted for summer growing. Medium blonde, fresh colour. Thickleaved. Strong against tipburn. Dual purpose variety, suitable for fresh and convenience. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • • • ■ JOLITO RZ • • • ANTYLIA RZ (42-140 RZ) Indoor winter variety, for unheated cultivation. Heavy and large heads. Bl:1-28/Pb ARCADIA RZ Nice closed, heavy heads. Suitable for both processing and fresh. Bl:1-28/Pb • • • • • • • • FILINIA RZ (42-179 RZ) Dark green indoor variety for non-heated conditions. Vigorous and heavy. High percentage of blonde heart leaves. Blonde, big framed variety. Strong against bolting and tipburn. Bl:1-28/Pb ZENDRIA RZ Bl:1,4-22,24,25, 28/Pb ENDIVE - SMOOTH BERLOTTI RZ Good heart lling. Big percentage yellow leaves. • • • • ■ only in temperate climate GEANTE MARAICHERETORINO RZ KETHEL RZ Winter variety for Southern European conditions. Smooth endive variety. Slow bolting. (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season 29 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Green, smooth endive with an extremely well- lled, yellow heart and a strong base. RESISTANCES SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO ENDIVE - SMOOTH NUMMER VIJF 2-MIKADO RZ • • • • • • SEYCHEL RZ Slow bolting Scarole type, with a light green colour. CARDAKI (11-605) Good frame and nicely lled heart. Upright growing and strong against bolting. ENDIVE - FRISÉE - CURLY One-cut-ready Let’s snack Different cultures Multi-purpose lettuce CIGAL RZ Good heart- lling with nice, deeply-incised, uniform leaves. High percentage of useful product. • • • • • • • • • WALLONNEMONACO RZ Strong against tipburn. LINEAL RZ Light green colour and strong against bolting. AVRAL (11-351 RZ) Frisée endive for summer and autumn with a light green colour. SABINAL (11-204 RZ) Erect growing. Full yellow heart and strong against tipburn. KATRAL (11-294 RZ) Big-framed, upright growing coarse frisée variety. ENDIVE - FINE FRISÉE- TRÈS FINE MARAÎCHÈRE BARUNDI RZ Barundi RZ has a less bitter taste than other ne frisée varieties. Rapid growth and slow bolting. • • ■ ■ GALANTI RZ Vigourous variety with erect growth habit. • • • KORBI RZ Fine frisée with a very good weight. Strong against bolting and internal tipburn. This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Salanova® beauties NUMMER VIJF 2-STRATEGO RZ Compact heads. Strong in summer conditions. Breeding for convenience WINTER 30 Convenience catalogue Different cultures Every country has its own culture with its own eating habits – dishes that families have been preparing for generations, based on products typical for that country or region. This is also re ected in the market for fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, with different types of produce being sold ‘ready to cook’ or ‘ready to eat’ in different countries. What is common to all countries, however, is the fact that – driven by the need to innovate and differentiate as a result of increased competition – growers, processors and retailers alike have identi ed fresh-cut vegetables as a way of offering consumers greater convenience, and hence generating growth. While the market for fresh-cut vegetables still demonstrates certain regional differences, convenience is clearly emerging as a universal trend. The result: global consumption of fresh-cut vegetables is on the up. Batavia green and red Lollo rossa and bionda Oakleaf green and red Cabbage white Letâ€™s snack Cabbage red Different cultures Cauli ower 31 Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready SalanovaÂŽ beauties Breeding for convenience 32 Convenience catalogue Different cultures Universal convenience As consumers’ lives become increasingly busy, growers, processors, retailers and foodservice companies are developing new and innovative ways of setting themselves apart by offering increased convenience. While it invariably helps consumers to save time, convenience can take many different forms: packs of pre-chopped, ready-to-use vegetables, useful or even inspirational mixes of ingredients in the same bag or package, or handy ‘snack-sized’ packs for eating on the go, to name but a few. And it is interesting to see how local cultures and eating habits have in uenced the development of markets for fresh-cut ‘convenience’ vegetables around the world – and are continuing to do so. The fresh-cut evolution Consumers in The Netherlands, with its traditionally vegetablebased diet, have been able to buy fresh-cut vegetables for use in soups and vegetable mashes since as long ago as the 1970s. Since then, Dutch processors have continued to innovate and expand their product ranges, resulting in one of the most extensive ranges of fresh-cut mixed salads and stirfry vegetables in Europe. Just across the border, German consumers have been enjoying sauerkraut and coleslaw for decades. However, since German consumers eat ‘out of home’ most frequently of all Europeans, the retail fresh-cut market there remains small and is developing relatively slowly. On the other hand, in response to the high rate of out-of-home consumption, the sale of fresh-cut vegetables and salads through foodservice channels is relatively big there. “Salad vegetables are gaining a new lease of life Local tastes continue to determine which vegetable types should be included in sandwiches, salad bags and other convenience meals in each country. In Italy, for instance, babyleaf is a popular product, which is why Italian growers have started to wash the baby leaves in order to supply them ‘ready to eat’. The French, meanwhile, eat tonnes of their beloved corn salad, oak leaf and batavia lettuce, whilst cos and iceberg lettuce are still relatively new to the market there. ” Salads as innovation The market for prepared salads is particularly well established in the USA and the UK, where consumers enjoy eating salads but do not like the chopping, rinsing and other preparation involved. Hence, processors are increasingly offering complete ‘salad kits’, including croutons, dressings and more. 33 consumers alike are continually seeking innovations in taste, avour, texture and appearance. Hence, while babyleaf spinach is still served cooked or stir-fried in most countries around the world, it has become a main ‘leafy’ salad ingredient in the USA. Likewise rocket, the peppery serrated leaf that has been spicing up gained a new lease of life: consumers in the UK have ‘adopted’ it, rightfully transforming it into the most signi cant new addition to British salad bags in the past decade. and increased travel and tourism. As a result, many women in the Far East are now starting to discover and enjoy salads as a trendy and above all healthy meal. The universal convenience trend – combined with increasing demand for food which is local, healthy, fresh, sustainable, honest and tasty – means that the global future looks bright for fresh-cut salad vegetables! At Lovemysalad.com, salad lovers from around the world come together to share and promote their passion for vegetables and salads. Love my salad unites all those involved in the world of vegetables, from producers and chefs to retailers and consumers. Its aim is to enter into dialogue, to increase vegetable consumption around the world, and to draw more attention to themes such as health, sustainability and the global food supply. It enables the entire sector to bene t from synergy and improve its platform. Lovemysalad.com is the perfect forum for salad lovers around the world, enabling them to share their passion for vegetables via an interactive web platform and social media. Lovemysalad. com, the social salad network. Italian dishes for centuries, has recently Changing tastes Although ‘leafy’ vegetables are very popular in the Western world, the idea of eating raw leaves is still a novelty in many Asian countries, where convenience tends to focus on fresh-cut vegetables in stir-fry dishes. Nevertheless, this has started to change – a clear sign of the impact of globalisation echoed in cross-border retailing, the international success of major foodservice companies “Watch the LMS video” Let’s snack Different cultures standing by presenting itself on a joint Multi-purpose lettuce “The global fresh-cut future looks bright ” One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience As this market matures, retailers and 34 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Lollo bionda for outdoor production. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO LOLLO BIONDA 85-09 RZ (t) SPRING Different cultures • • ■ • • • • ALEPPO RZ Very strong against tipburn. Fresh green colour. Uniform crop. Bl:1-27/Nr:0 LMV:1 LEVISTRO RZ Lollo bionda comparable to Locarno RZ. Bl:1-23,25/Pb LMV:1 • • • • • • • • • • • ■ ■ ■ LICATO RZ Good base, ribs are more exible. Nice medium green colour. Blistered leaves for good bag lling. Blonde to medium green lollo bionda. Compared to Aleppo RZ, is larger and less blonde. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • • • • • • • ■ LINARO RZ LIVIGNA RZ All-round lollo bionda variety. Very strong colour. Bl:1-25,27,28/ Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 LOCARNO RZ Slow bolting lollo bionda. Bl:1-16,21,23 LEMANTINO RZ Lollo bionda for indoor production. Autumn, winter, spring variety. Bl:1-27 • • LOZANO RZ Indoor lollo bionda variety. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ LUGANO RZ Very nice, nely-curled leaf shape. Medium light-green in colour. Very uniform, round and compact shape. Bl:1-16,21,23 • • LOLLO ROSSA 85-97 RZ (t) Lollo Rossa for outdoor production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • ■ • • • • • ANTONET RZ (85-30 RZ) Very slow bolting. Double-red lollo rossa with sturdy leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ BASTILLE RZ Double-red outdoor variety. Bl:1-20,22-24,27,28 ■ (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season ■ only in temperate climate 35 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Triple-red lollo rossa variety with exceptional vigour. Bene t for both grower and processor. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Fol:1/Nr:0 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO LOLLO ROSSA CARMESI RZ • • ■ • • • • CAVERNET RZ CONCORDE RZ Slow bolting, brilliant red colour. Bl:1-16,21,23 • • • • • • • • • ■ ■ ORVILLE RZ Double red lollo rossa. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • ■ WILBUR RZ Double red lollo rossa for outdoor production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ ■ CORENTINE RZ (86-79 RZ) Vigourous triple-red variety with stronger leaves than previous varieties. Bl:1-28 • • • AMANDINE RZ Triple-red indoor variety. Bl:1-16,21,23/Fol:1 SATINE RZ Good indoor lollo rossa for processing. Vigorous triple-red. Strong plant habit. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 GREEN OAK KIPRIEN RZ Green oakleaf for (Mediterranean) winter production. Nice glossy colour. Suitable to produce single leaves. Green oakleaf for outdoor production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • • ■ KIVILA RZ • • Different cultures Let’s snack KIPLING RZ Green oakleaf for outdoor production. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0 LMV:1 ■ KIREVE RZ Brilliant green colour. Late heading and deeply incised leaves. Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 • • • • • ■ KIRIBATI RZ Shiny, light-green oakleaf. Strong against internal tipburn. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Multi-purpose lettuce • • One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Double-red colour. Sturdy leaves, very suitable for processing. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ Breeding for convenience WINTER 36 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Slow bolting, blonde oakleaf lettuce. Relatively thick leaves. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO GREEN OAK KIRINIA RZ SPRING Different cultures • • ■ • • • • • 82-63 RZ Kitonia RZ type. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 KIMPO RZ (82-09 RZ) Blonde, indoor variety. Between Kiber RZ and Kitonia RZ. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 KIBER RZ Blonde oakleaf for indoor production. Suitable for winter and spring production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • ■ • • • • KINSHASA RZ Blonde indoor variety. Leaves are slightly coarsely-lobbed. For late spring and early autumn production. Blonde oakleaf for autumn and spring conditions. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb KITONIA RZ Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb RED OAK VITRAÏ RZ (83-39 RZ) Paradaï RZ segment. Slow bolting. Suitable for summer production. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 Prunaï RZ segment. Good weight. Nice colour. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 • • • • • • ■ ■ 83-80 RZ • • ■ CORNOUAÏ RZ (83-98 RZ) Triple red oakleaf. Muraï RZ type. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1 ■ ■ FIANSAÏ RZ Outdoor oakleaf. Colour could be described as 2,5 red. Slightly larger than Muraï RZ. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • • • ■ MURAÏ RZ Nice, intense red leaf colour. Compact shape combined with a good shape. Bl:1-27/Nr:0 LMV:1 PARADAÏ RZ Slow bolting triple red. Intense, triple-red oakleaf. Nice colour contrast. Bl:1-25,27,28/ Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 • • • ■ PRUNAÏ RZ Triple-red oakleaf. Good vigour in cold conditions. Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1 • ■ (t) Only trial seed available • suitable for this season * available from storage ■ only in temperate climate 37 LETTUCE resistance code LMV BI NR Pb Ss (Rs) Fol Me Lettuce mosaic potyvirus Bremia lactucae Nasonovia ribisnigri Pemphigus bursarius Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae Macrosiphum euphorbiae Lettuce mosaic Downy mildew Lettuce leaf aphid Corky root Lettuce root aphid AUTUMN SUMMER Fusarium wilt NAME DESCRIPTION Red, indoor oakleaf. Very vigourous. Particularly for winter production. RESISTANCES Bl:1-28/Nr:0 SPRING Potato aphid SEASON MARKET INFO RED OAK ATTIRAÏ RZ ■ ■ • • SOUPIRAÏ RZ ROUXAÏ RZ Quatro red oakleaf. Very good shelf life for single leaves. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 • ■ • MATURITY NAME WEIGHT SEASON MARKET INFO MARCELLO RZ Early start of processing season, coleslaw. 80105 days 2.54.0 kg • • * ■ ANCOMA RZ 6 months storability, coleslaw, sweet-neutral taste, ne uniform leaf-layering. 110130 days 3.05.0 kg • * • • ■ ESTREMA RZ Intermediate savoy cabbage, all year round available, interesting 3-D structure when cut. 80100 days 2.03.5 kg MUCSUMA RZ Coleslaw and fermentation products, crispy internal structure also after storage. 130145 days 2.55.0 kg * • * RED CABBAGE FUTURIMA RZ All-round use, 6 months storability, short core, intensive color, ne strutcure. 120140 days 2.55.0 kg * • * • • REDMA RZ All-round use, early start of processing season. RODIMA RZ All-round use, long term storage, reliable internal quality after storage. 130150 days 2.04.0 kg * • • CAULIFLOWER CASPER RZ Very good taste, in and outside colour, strong in different climates, good inner wrap, reliable, high percentage usable orets. Adaptable to stress circumstances, vigorous, strong root system, good selfcover, easy to harvest, dense white quality orets, perfect post harvest behaviour, neutral to sweet taste. 75-95 days • • • • • • This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Let’s snack DEXTER RZ 75-100 days Different cultures 80110 days 2.54.0 kg Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready WHITE CABBAGE Salanova® beauties Very vigourous red oakleaf. Particularly for winter production. More red than Attiraï RZ. Bl:1-28/Nr:0 ■ ■ Breeding for convenience WINTER 38 Convenience catalogue Letâ€™s snack Not only the vegetable industry itself stands to bene t from increasing the amount, and in particularly the number of times, of vegetables consumed per day, but so too does the wider food industry and in fact society as a whole. Vegetable snacks are no longer a new idea, and several products are already available which promote vegetables as an alternative to confectionery by selling them as impulse buys at checkouts. However, there are plenty of other interesting possibilities to explore, such as ready-made fruit salads which are designed to be eaten as snacks between meals. Other products can be speci cally developed for children; snack-sized cucumbers or tomatoes are ideal for inclusion in lunch boxes, for instance. However, â€˜veggie snacksâ€™ can no longer rely on the novelty factor so they must tick all the boxes to have a chance of success. Cherry tomatoes Snack cucumbers Carrot Kohlrabi Letâ€™s snack Jaune Canari melon Different cultures Western shipper melon 39 Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready SalanovaÂŽ beauties Breeding for convenience 40 Letâ€™s snack Convenience catalogue Healthy yet tasty snacking Needless to say, any snack product should look nice and fresh, enticing shoppers to purchase and subsequently devour the delicious-looking produce. However, the actual quality must live up to expectations â€“ empty promises and a disappointing avour can soon undo any progress. Thatâ€™s why taste research is so important, along with an ongoing search for improvement in colours, shapes and applications, to create sustainable growth in the fresh-cut fruit salad segment. Tomato: tasty bites Vegetable snacks make a valuable contribution to a healthy diet. More and more consumers are shunning confectionery in favour of vegetables to curb hunger pangs between meals. With its sweet taste, attractive colour and availability in a wide range of shapes and sizes, a readyto-eat tomato is hard to beat. Carrots: versatile sweetness The carrot is already one of the most popular vegetables in the world, yet it still offers plenty of potential for development. Carrots are a very versatile convenience product: their sweetness and crunchiness make baby carrots and sticks ideal for snacking. Meanwhile, the natural orange colour in Karotan RZ offers recognised health bene ts, thus forming the perfect basis for carrot drinks or smoothies. 41 Cucumber: crunchy treat The cocktail cucumber is a truly innovative snack product. This crunchy mini-vegetable is the perfect size for children’s hands, making it an ideal treat or welcome addition to the regular snack-pack favourites of celery, carrots and tomatoes. The shiny, dark prox. 9 to 11 cm. green fruits vary in length from ap- “Vegetable snacks support a healthy diet Kohlrabi: surprisingly suitable While it might come as a surprise to ” many people, kohlrabi is actually very suitable for snacking. This peppery, crisp and very juicy member of the cabbage family is a treat in any snack pack! Kohlrabi sticks add a nice extra crunch to salads too. Melon: Staple ingredients Melon is playing an increasingly important role in the fresh-cut range. Thanks to its subtle sweetness, it is becoming a staple ingredient in fruit salads. Rijk Zwaan’s Caribbean melons meet high quality demands, offering a good shelf life, bright colours, rm Requirements for healthy snacks Ready to eat A consistently good taste all year round, even after cold storage Long shelf life Bite-sized portions Attractive fruit with a good-quality skin and appealing colour Let’s snack Different cultures fruit esh and impressive ef ciency. Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience 42 Convenience catalogue Variety overview AUTUMN SUMMER NAME DESCRIPTION Suitable for fresh market and processing. Crunchy bite. Upright growing. Very easy to harvest. Strong to cracking. Perfect internal quality. Good eld standing ability. RESISTANCES SEASON WINTER MARKET INFO KOHLRABI TEREK RZ F1 CUCUMBER SNACK CUCUMBER Small size snack cucumber. Shiny, dark green fruits that vary in length from approx 9-11cm and can be harvested at any stage between 35-50g. The ideal ready-to-eat snack! Ccu/Px (ex Sf) CHERRY TOMATOES SASSARI RZ F1 Segment cherry, loose. Shiny, deep red fruits. Average fruit weight 16g. Good shelf life. Good avour. Brix up to 7.5. Blocky shape. Average fruit weight 14-16g. Tasteful aromatic fruits. Brix up to 9.3. Excellent fruit quality and shelf life. Dark red, shiny fruits. Average fruit weight 12g. Very sweet avour. Brix up to 9.0. ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Fol:0,1/For/Va:0/Vd:0 Ma / Mi / Mj ToMV:0-2/Fol:0,1/Sbl CONFETTO RZ F1 SOLARINO RZ F1 ToMV:0-2/Fol:0,1/Sbl Ma / Mi / Mj (t) Only trial seed available SPRING Let’s snack • • • • suitable for this season ■ only in temperate climate TOMATO resistance code ToMV Ff Fol For Sbl Vd Va Mi Mj Ma Tomato mosaic tobamovirus Fulvia fulva (ex Cladosporium fulvum) Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici Stemphylium botryosum f.sp. lycopersici Verticillium dahliae Verticillium albo-atrum Meloidogyne incognita Meloidogyne javanica Meloidogyne arenaria Tomato mosaic Leaf mold Fusarium wilt Gray leaf spot Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt Root-knot Root-knot Root-knot CUCUMBER resistance code Ccu Px (ex Sf) Cladosporium cucumerinum Sphaerotheca fuliginea (now Podosphaeria xanthii) Scab and gummosis Powdery mildew 43 Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici Fusarium crown and root rot MELON resistance code Gc (ex Ec) Erysiphe cichoracearum, Scab and gummosis Powdery mildew Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis Sphaerotheca fuliginea (now Podosphaeria xanthii) Aphis gossypii Fusarium wilt Powdery mildew Cotton aphid Fom Px (ex Sf) AG NAME DESCRIPTION Perfect quality for convenience. Very good and uniform colour. Intense carrot taste. Ideal for sticks and shredding. Nice smooth carrot with an intensive internal orange colour. Very good carrot taste. Suitable for slices and cut and peeled snack carrots. Very promising variety for shredding and carrot sticks. SIZE Length Diameter 20 cm to 5 cm WEIGHT 200-400 grams MARKET INFO CARROT CARADEC RZ F1 CROFTON RZ F1 Length Diameter 20 cm 3 cm 100-200 grams FIDRA RZ F1 (55-205 RZ) Length Diameter 16-20 cm 2-3 cm 100-200 grams JERADA RZ F1 Fresh, sweet carrot taste. Very suitable for cut and peeled snacks. Length Diameter 9-12 cm 0.8-1.2 cm 50-100 grams NAME DESCRIPTION Extremely suitable for freh cut. Long shelf life harper type, which can be compared with a Western shipper. Deep orange, rm esh. Very good shelf life after cutting. Dense cell structure. Minimal loss of juice. Ef cient, due to thin skin and small seed cavity. RESISTANCES Fom:0,1,2 Px (ex Sf): 2/Ag Fom:0,1,2 Px (ex Sf): 1,2,3,5 MARKET INFO MELON Caribbean Gold RZ F1 Caribbean King RZ F1 Gladial RZ F1 Round-oval shaped yellow melon. Smooth skin, easy auto peeling. Clear white esh. Ef cient, small cavity and thin skin. Good eating quality when cut. Fom:0,2 Gc (ex Ec):1/Px (ex Sf):1,2,5 MELON SEASONS Country of sourcing Brazil Central America North America Spain / Italy Jan Febr March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Let’s snack Different cultures This overview is of a general and indicative nature only and may vary within a country/region. To discuss your choice of variety, contact our convenience specialists or your local RZ representative who can advise you on your regional conditions and requirements. Multi-purpose lettuce One-cut-ready Salanova® beauties Breeding for convenience (now Golovinomyces cichoracearum) 44 Convenience catalogue Convenience specialists Rijk Zwaanâ€™s descriptions, illustrations, growing advices and any other information in whatever form for example on expiry, sowing, planting and harvesting dates are based as precisely as possible on experiences in trials and in practice. However, Rijk Zwaan does not accept in any case liability for damages resulting from the use of such descriptions, illustrations, growing advices and information. The buyer/ user itself is responsible for proper storage of the seeds and will be deemed to determine whether the products and growing advices are suitable to be used for the intended cultivations and under the local conditions. â€œMore information on the ESA product speci cations for vegetable precision seeds and the applicable general terms and conditions of sale, please visit our website www.rijkzwaan.com.â€? De nition of the Terms Describing the Reaction of Plants to Pests1 and Abiotic Stresses for the Vegetable Seed Industry (Adopted by the ISF Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section in June 2012) 1. Introduction The relationship between a plant and a pest is very complex. The terms that describe the reaction of a plant variety to a pest are determined by tests under controlled environmental conditions with known and characterized biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains of the pest in question. In practice however, the ability of a pest to cause disease in a plant depends on environmental conditions, the properties of the organism itself and the capacity of the plant to defend itself. Varieties within a plant species can differ in their ability to defend themselves. Under different conditions, such as age of the plant, pest pressure and virulence or adverse environmental conditions, the interaction between the same plant and pest may have different outcomes. Pests are known to develop and form new biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains that can cause damage to plants that remain unaffected by the original form of the pest. To promote consistency in the terms used to describe the reaction of a plant to a pest, ISF Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section has de ned the following terms. 2. De nitions Susceptibility is the inability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a speci ed pest. Resistance is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a speci ed pest and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest pressure. Two levels of resistance are de ned. 45 Convenience Manager Bauke van Lenteren email@example.com +31 65 10 92 872 Italy Carlo Fermi firstname.lastname@example.org +39 33 55 23 94 33 Asia Jan Doldersum email@example.com +86 13 96 98 42 915 Middle East Abdullah Sa’sa firstname.lastname@example.org +96 27 95 65 44 41 Australia & New Zealand Frances Tolston email@example.com +61 48 81 83 588 The Netherlands Wim in ’t Groen firstname.lastname@example.org +31 65 32 98 991 Belgium Marc Celis email@example.com +32 47 58 40 170 North America Karen Marie Feliz firstname.lastname@example.org +18 31 22 91 332 Brasil Valério Maldonado da Silveira email@example.com +55 19 97 18 13 25 Scandinavia Harm Ehmen firstname.lastname@example.org +45 65 90 65 02 Central America Vincent van Wolferen email@example.com +31 62 03 77 958 Spain, Portugal & Moroco Santiago Gastón de Iriarte Dupuy de lome firstname.lastname@example.org +34 670 99 18 26 Central Eastern Europe Jörg Werner email@example.com +49 171 21 22 517 South Africa Marcus Burnett firstname.lastname@example.org +27 83 631 4298 France Frank Roelofs email@example.com +33 60 34 33 280 South America Jan Frank Omvlee firstname.lastname@example.org +31 65 19 38 176 Germany, Austria & Switzerland Jürgen Parschau email@example.com +49 17 52 62 83 60 Turkije Deniz Karayol D.Karayol@rijkzwaan.com.tr +90 53 03 07 17 39 Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore Rara Dewayanti firstname.lastname@example.org +62 816 119 3333 United Kingdom Gerard van der Hut email@example.com +44 79 21 05 97 63 High resistance (HR*): plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the speci ed pest under normal pest pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pest pressure. Intermediate resistance (IR*): plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the speci ed pest but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to high resistant varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pest pressure. It is to be noted that if a resistance is claimed in a plant variety it is limited to the speci ed biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains of the pest. If no biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains are speci ed in the resistance claim for the variety, it is because no generally accepted classi cation of the cited pest by biotype, pathotype, race or strain exists. New biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains that may emerge are not covered by the original resistance claim. Immunity is when a plant is not subject to attack or infection by a speci ed pest. 3. Statement The ISF Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section recommends that vegetable seed companies use the terms susceptibility, high or intermediate resistance, and immunity to describe the reaction of plants to pests in communication with their customers. They should avoid the term tolerance for this purpose. Vegetable seed companies will continue to use the term tolerance to describe the ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stresses without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield. The de nitions and recommendation will be reviewed in ve years. 1 FAO de nes a pest as: Any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal or pathogenic agent injurious to plants or plant products. Pathogens (microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause a disease) are, therefore, included in the term “pest”. * The standard abbreviations HR (high resistance) and IR (intermediate resistance) shall be used in all languages. Rijk Zwaan Distribution B.V. | P.O. Box 40 | 2678 ZG De Lier | tel. +31 (0)174 532 300 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rijkzwaan.com