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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.

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“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

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Welcome

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Breeding for convenience

6 Salanova® beauties

12 One-cut-ready

Bauke van Lenteren Convenience Manager

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

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34 Variety overview:

Icons

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.

Indoor Hydroponic Sensational Flavours Organic

38 Let’s snack 42 Variety overview: • Kohlrabi • Cucumber • Cherry tomatoes • Carrot • Melon

44 Convenience specialists

Storage Resistance HR Resistance IR Only trial seed available

Text and editorial team: Rijk Zwaan Photography: Tjipke Meijer, Rijk Zwaan Lay-out: Do Company Printing: Platform P February 2013

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Outdoor

• Oakleaf lettuce • Lollo rosso and bionda • Batavia lettuce • Cabbage • Cauliflower

One-cut-ready

• Salanova® Butter • Salanova® Oak leaf • Salanova® Batavia

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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!

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Welcome

Breeding for convenience

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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.

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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 specifically 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.

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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 fields 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

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Commercial production

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Breeding for convenience

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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

One-cut-ready

In the final stage of the process, Rijk Zwaan produces large quantities of

and processors. Any recommendations are of an indicative nature only. For more specific information, you are most welcome to visit our demo fields so that you can see, and taste, our varieties for yourself. Or contact any of our convenience specialists.

take a ‘virtual’ tour!

Different cultures

This catalogue contains information for both growers

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Visit a Rijk Zwaan demo field in just 2 minutes

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its appearance and taste. That’s how we get from seed to salad!

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Salanova速 beauties Salanova lettuce has many leaves of babyleaf dimensions that are characterised by a good shelf life, a nice flavour 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 efficient 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

Different cultures

Salanova red oak

Salanova green batavia

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One-cut-ready

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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

for growers in terms of problems

results in a higher volume and more

like bolting, tipburn and bremia.

colour, which ultimately leads to more

In addition to introducing new

consumer attention. The red butters

varieties, we work together with our

are even called the “Rolls-Royce of

partners to take cultivation to the

the leafies”.

next level through innovation. One of the biggest challenges in

Continuous improvement

outdoor cultivation, for example, is

In the last couple of years, Rijk Zwaan

keeping the relatively open heads

has developed a wide range of varie-

dirt-free. While mulching is one of

ties with continuous improvements

the options, Rijk Zwaan is also very

to their shape and colour.

closely involved in the development

But improvements are not only made

of extremely clean and sustainable

in product presentation; Rijk Zwaan is

hydroponic cultivation systems.

continually working to develop new varieties with an even higher reliability

“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

“Red butter:

Rolls-Royce of the leafies

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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

Salanova® beauties

to a blond green. And because 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 just like all other varieties in the

Advantages of Salanova in processing

Salanova range, Pascal RZ is good

Salanova® compared with standard whole head lettuce:

for at least four times as many

• Greater efficiency: (1) higher percentage of usable product, (2) easier

leaves as a normal butter type.

and faster processing, (3) firmer leaf structure means less bruising • Better shelf life • More attractive presentation in packaging (3D structure)

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

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• Minimal oxidation due to smaller stem diameter

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• New flavour and unique structure

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Limited trial seed available

One-cut-ready

lettuce easier to harvest. Furthermore,

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

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Variety overview

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GREEN BUTTER PASCAL RZ (79-110 RZ) (t)

First dark green butter variety. Strong against yellow edges and haloing.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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AQUINO RZ

Salanova green butter variety. With open supple leaves. Very suitable for processing.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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SARTRE RZ

Green butter variety.

Bl:1-26,28

EMERSON RZ

Compact green butter variety.

Bl:1-28/Pb

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79-226 RZ

Bigger sized red butter variety. More vigour. Supple leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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ENSOR RZ

Triple red butter variety. Strong colour contrast and thicker leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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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

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GAUGIN RZ

Red butter variety with firm leaves. Beautiful colour contrast.

Bl:1-15,17-22, 24-28

Salanova batavia variety. Beautiful leaf shape. Sandwich sized leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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RED BUTTER

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GREEN BATAVIA 79-504 RZ (t)

LMV:1 (t) Only trial seed available

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Pemphigus bursarius

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

79-348 RZ (t)

First Salanova oakleaf specially for mechanical harvesting. Very upright, shiny green leaves.

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

GREEN OAK Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

COOK RZ

Bright green oak leaf variety with small, nicely lobbed leaves.

Bl:1-28

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DAGAMA RZ

Dark green oak leaf variety.

Bl:1-26,28

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DRAKE RZ (79-315 RZ)

Green oak leaf variety for indoor production.

Bl:1-28

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XERAFIN RZ

Nice coloured red oakleaf variety. Upright growing habit.

Bl:1-28

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XERES RZ

Special cherry-red oakleaf variety.

Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0

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Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

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Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

One-cut-ready

RED OAK

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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.

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One-cut-ready It’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 efficiency and result in a higher-quality end product.

Salanova lollo

Salanova crispy

Corn salad

Babyleaf lettuce

Spinach

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Swiss chard

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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

Transplanting, harvesting single leaves

Flexible

Babyleaf lettuce is still a very popular

Because of their erect plant habit,

indoors and outdoors, and ‘in-between’

type, and highly suitable for inclusion

Salanova crispy and lollo types are

options can be used too. By partly

in salad bags. Babyleaf spinach and

also ideal for transplanting in a higher

harvesting the crop as whole head and

the ever-increasing popularity of corn

density (24-30 per m2) and for the

partly harvesting single leaves me-

salad and swiss chard have contributed

single leaves to be harvested mechani-

chanically, the grower and processor

to a very wide range. Directly sown

cally. The baby-sized leaves can be

both stay flexible. The best option also

(800-1,000 seeds/m2) and harvested

delivered directly to the factory. They

depends on the climate and transport

young, the result is a soft and tasty

have a small cutting edge just like

distances. At Rijk Zwaan, we continue

high-quality leaf.

‘real’ babyleaves, but in addition they

to work to develop new varieties in or-

offer a higher yield and their leaves are

der to improve the quality of the leaves

Transplanting, whole head harvesting

stronger and more mature.

and the efficiency of the overall process.

Salanova crispy and lollo types are characterised by their strong leaves.

Direct drilling, harvesting single leaves

Transplanting them on a normal den-

For smaller-sized leaves, crispy types

sity makes it possible to cut the whole

can also be sown by direct drilling with a

heads on the field and prepare in the

density of approximately 60 pills per m2.

factory. Resulting in nicely-frilled leaves with an excellent shelf life.

The above options are possible both

Rijk Zwaan’s Open Heart Cos (see page 24) is particularly suitable for mechanical harvesting.

“High Density Salanova: resulting in nicely-frilled leaves with an excellent shelf life ”

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New for mechanical harvesting New and unique leaf type: 79-93 RZ A batavia frill, an oakleaf lob and a nice red colour –

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 benefit 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

“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,

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of lettuce before. With its 79-93 RZ, Rijk Zwaan has

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you’re unlikely to have seen such a surprising variety

dark green and red Salanova crispy and lollo leaves in one bag. Surprise and delight consumers with a refreshing and textures.

Upright green oak 79-348 RZ In view of the shift towards mechanical harvesting, an upright habit is becoming an increasingly important

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combination of different leaf colours, shapes, flavours

supple leaves, which is an advantage in both harvesting and processing. Limited trial seed available

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very promising in this respect. This variety also has very

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consideration for breeders. The new variety 79-348 RZ is

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

One-cut-ready

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

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SEASON

MARKET INFO

SALANOVA CRISPY GREEN EXPEDITION RZ

79-05 RZ (t)

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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

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.

Bl:1-28

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LMV:1

79-27 RZ

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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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EXCITE RZ

Exciting! Shiny, dark green crispy variety, spikey, 3D leaves. Smallest cut surface of all crispies, highest amount of leaves. Best adapted for mechanical harvesting.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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EXPERIENCE RZ

Similar to Explore RZ, but medium green crispy variety. Nice leaf shape, good yield.

LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

EXPLORE RZ

Blonder green crispy variety. Like all crispies with an excellent shelf life. Suitable for mechanical harvesting and high yield.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

Blond green, indoor variety, special leaf shape, crispy with a curly edge.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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TELEX RZ (79-51 RZ)

Double red, successor of Duplex RZ. Telex RZ is larger, heavier and stronger.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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TRIPLEX RZ

Triple red crispy variety. Incredible colour in a spikey leaf.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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DESIRADE RZ

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SALANOVA CRISPY RED

79-78 RZ (t)

(t) Only trial seed available

LMV:1

Triple red crispy variety, like 79-65 RZ but with a narrower stem. Showing less oxidation, very suitable for mechanical harvesting.

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LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0

• • • • ■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

Pemphigus bursarius

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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SALANOVA LOLLO GREEN VICINITY RZ

Salanova green lollo variety. High amount of tender leaves with the lollo curly leaf edge. Also suitable for mechanical harvesting on a high density.

LMV:1

Breeding for convenience

Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

JADIGON RZ

Double red Salanova lollo variety. Comparable to Madrigon RZ.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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MADRIGON RZ

Double red Salanova lollo variety. Madrigon RZ has sturdier leaves than Jadigon RZ

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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LMV:1

79-84 RZ

Successor of Madrigon RZ, more red deep down the leaf. Slower bolting.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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SALANOVA LOLLO RED

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LMV:1

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.

Bl:1-28

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BELLAGON RZ

Double red variety for indoor production.

Bl:1-26,28/Pb

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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

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NEW SALANOVA LEAF TYPE 79-93 RZ (t)

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.

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Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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Triple red Salanova lollo variety. Extraordinary intense red colour. Suitable for mechanical harvesting on high density. Very high percentage of red.

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SOLAGON RZ

One-cut-ready

LMV:1

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

One-cut-ready

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

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MARKET INFO

BABYLEAF LETTUCE BUROVIA RZ

Green leaf type (Tango type). Nice serrated leaves with a good leaf structure. Good shelf life.

Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0

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84-73 RZ (t)

Green leaf type (Tango type). Nice serrated leaves. Very comparable with Burovia RZ.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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SARAVIA RZ

Red leaf type (Tango type). Nice, serrated leaves with a good leaf structure. Nice colour.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

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DANTERIA RZ

Green cos babyleaf. Beautiful leaf shape and strong texture.

Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0/Pb

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LMV:1

84-17 RZ (t)

Green cos babyleaf.

Bl:1,4-28/Nr:0

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LOMERIA RZ

Green batavia babyleaf.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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84-49 RZ

Green batavia with more vigour. For winter production.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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DIVERIA RZ

Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Very attractive red leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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ANTORIA RZ

Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Compared to Diveria RZ extended bremia resistence.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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84-24 RZ

Red batavia/ cos babyleaf. Very similar to Diveria RZ and Antoria RZ. 84-38 RZ has slightly thicker leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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FARADIA RZ

Lollo rossa type babyleaf. Intense red colour and good leaf structure. Very fast development for a red variety.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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84-90 RZ (t)

Triple red lollo rossa babyleaf. Compared to Faradia RZ, 84-90 RZ has more curly leaves and a broader bremia pattern.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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KINEVIA RZ

Dark green, thick-leaved oakleaf. Attractive leaf shape, colour and glossiness.

Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

TOROVIA RZ

(t) Only trial seed available

Green oakleaf variety. Blonder green colour.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

• • • • ■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Pemphigus bursarius

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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MARKET INFO

BABYLEAF LETTUCE 84-38 RZ

Green oakleaf, very comparable to Kinevia RZ.

LMV:1

84-52 RZ

Green oakleaf with more vigour for winter production.

Bl:1,4-28/Nr:0/Pb

LUNAVIA RZ

Triple red oakleaf. Very attractive, intense red colour. Due to equal growth good combination with Kinevia RZ.

Bl:1-26,28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

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SOLAVIA RZ

Red oakleaf. Compared to Lunavia RZ, bit less red, extended bremia resistence.

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.

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CIRILLA RZ

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.

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REVELLE RZ

Dark green thick leaved variety. Upright growing with attractive rosettes.

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PULSAR RZ

Dark green, thick, upright leaves with short stems. Compact type with very fast development. Good vigour under cold conditions. High yielding variety.

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CALARASI RZ

Thick bright green leaves. Upright growing and good storability. For spring, autumn and winter production.

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Strong swiss chard. Fresh and attractive green-red colour contrast. Very uniform. The upright leaf shape makes for easy mechanical harvesting

• • • •

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

Breeding for convenience

Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

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Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

Multi-purpose lettuce

One-cut-ready

CORN SALAD

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.

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CHARLIE RZ F1

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SWISS CHARD

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

One-cut-ready

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

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MARKET INFO

SMOOTH, ROUND/ OVAL SPINACH RACOON RZ F1

Babyleaf variety with firm, round leaves. Dark green.

Pfs:1-12,14

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GOLDENWHALE RZ F1

Babyleaf variety with thick leaves with short stems.

Pfs:1-12,14

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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

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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

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SILVERWHALE RZ F1

Dark green, oval babyleaf variety.

Pfs:1-9,11-14

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Pfs:10

TOUCAN RZ F1

Ideal babyleaf variety for processing. Dark green, strong leaves with a good structure. Uniform round leaf shape.

Pfs:1-13

WOODPECKER RZ F1 (51-335 RZ)

Dark babyleaf with a round leaf shape.

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

• • • • •

• •

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

SEMI-SAVOY SPINACH DONKEY RZ F1

Semi-savoy variety. Gives more volume in the bag.

Pfs:1-11,13

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 Semi-savoy variety for winter production. Very fast growing. Healthy and glossy leaves.

Pfs:1-14

• •

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

PLATYPUS RZ F1

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NAME

WINTER

Downy mildew

AUTUMN

Cucumber mosaic

Peronospora farinosa f.sp. Spinaciae

SUMMER

Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus

Pfs

SPRING

SPINACH resistance code CMV

Breeding for convenience

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One-cut-ready

RED VEIN SPINACH

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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 ‘commodities’, 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

Endive-frisée (curly)

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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

Small Cos

Midi Cos

Crunchy Cos

Open Heart Cos

About 10 cm, small, dense, very tasty. Variety: e.g. Blanes RZ

About 15 cm, thick and crispy leaf. Variety: e.g. Rafael RZ

About 20 cm, nice blanch. Variety: e.g. Quintus RZ

Midi size, best of Cos with an iceberg crunch. Variety: e.g. Crunchita RZ

Between midi and large, solid veins, non heading. Variety: e.g. Auvona RZ

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Ideal for sandwiches 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 fine yet solid midribs do not crack, which reduces browning and

means that sandwiches remain appealing for longer.

Setting new standards Open Heart Cos is unique in the way that it unites so many product benefits in one single product, thus raising the bar for new varieties. The first 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.

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 first variety of Crunchy Cos and has been designed for large-scale processing.

One-cut-ready

Cos do not squash the bread, which

It is still a prototype, but the first 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.

Large Green Cos About 30 cm, dark green, closed heart. Variety: e.g. Maximus RZ

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more, the flexible leaves of Open Heart

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

Multi-purpose lettuce

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

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SEASON

MARKET INFO

ICEBERG LETTUCE 45-03 RZ

Vigorous, well shaped and big size variety. Grows well during short days and colder weather.

Bl:1-14,16-23, 25-27

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 filling, 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

• • •

• ■

• •

• •

• • •

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

Pemphigus bursarius

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

41-123 RZ

Vigorous Open Heart Cos. Suitable also for fresh market.

41-177 RZ (t)

Open Heart Cos with good uniformity of the leaves. True romaine leaf texture.

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

GREEN COS Bl:1-28/Fol:1/ Nr:0

• •

• •

• •

Breeding for convenience

Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

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

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CERVANTES RZ

Large, slow bolting, blonde cos for hot summer conditions.

Bl:1-10,13-28/ Nr:0

• • •

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

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Bl:1-28/Nr:0

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LMV:1

• • •

Ss (Rs) Large, vigorous and slow bolting dark green cos.

Bl:1-27

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MAXIMUS RZ

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

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

• •

41-108 RZ (t)

Large red cos with a shiny red colour.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

• •

RED COS LMV:1 Small cos with a intense dark red colour.

Bl:1-28

LMV:1

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

Multi-purpose lettuce

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

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SEASON

MARKET INFO

BUTTERHEAD LETTUCE ABAGO RZ

ALMAGRO RZ

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

Very good for processing. Large size, thickleaved and strong against tipburn. Quick filling and easy to harvest.

LMV:1

Strong against bolting and tipburn.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

• •

• •

LMV:1

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

JOLITO 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

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.

Bl:1-28/Pb

• •

ZENDRIA RZ

Blonde, big framed variety. Strong against bolting and tipburn.

Bl:1,4-22,24,25, 28/Pb

ENDIVE - SMOOTH BERLOTTI RZ

Good heart filling. Big percentage yellow leaves.

GEANTE MARAICHERETORINO RZ

Winter variety for Southern European conditions.

KETHEL RZ

Smooth endive variety. Slow bolting.

(t) Only trial seed available

• • ■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

Pemphigus bursarius

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

ENDIVE - SMOOTH Green, smooth endive with an extremely well-filled, yellow heart and a strong base.

• •

NUMMER VIJF 2-STRATEGO RZ

Compact heads. Strong in summer conditions.

SEYCHEL RZ

Slow bolting Scarole type, with a light green colour.

CARDAKI (11-605)

Good frame and nicely filled heart. Upright growing and strong against bolting.

• •

CIGAL RZ

Good heart-filling 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.

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NUMMER VIJF 2-MIKADO RZ

Breeding for convenience

Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

One-cut-ready

ENDIVE - FRISÉE - CURLY

ENDIVE - FINE FRISÉE- TRÈS FINE MARAÎCHÈRE Barundi RZ has a less bitter taste than other fine 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.

• • •

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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 reflected 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 identified 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

Cabbage red

Different cultures

Cauliflower

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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 influenced 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.

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As this market matures, retailers and consumers alike are continually seeking innovations in taste, flavour, 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

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Italian dishes for centuries, has recently gained a new lease of life: consumers in the UK have ‘adopted’ it, rightfully

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

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

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from around the world come together

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“The global fresh-cut future looks bright ”

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result, many women in the Far East are

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

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past decade.

and increased travel and tourism. As a

food supply. It enables the entire sector to benefit from synergy and improve its standing by presenting itself on a joint 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

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new addition to British salad bags in the

platform and social media. Lovemysalad. com, the social salad network.

“Watch the LMS video”

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

Different cultures

SUMMER

Variety overview

SPRING

34

SEASON

MARKET INFO

LOLLO BIONDA 85-09 RZ (t)

Lollo bionda for outdoor production.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

• •

LMV:1

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

LINARO RZ

Good base, ribs are more flexible. Nice medium green colour. Blistered leaves for good bag filling. 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

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, finely-curled leaf shape. Medium light-green in colour. Very uniform, round and compact shape.

Bl:1-16,21,23

• •

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

• •

• •

LOLLO ROSSA

(t) Only trial seed available

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

LOLLO ROSSA CARMESI RZ

Triple-red lollo rossa variety with exceptional vigour. Benefit for both grower and processor.

Bl:1-28/Fol:1/Nr:0

• •

CAVERNET RZ

Double-red colour. Sturdy leaves, very suitable for processing.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

• •

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

KIPRIEN RZ

Green oakleaf for (Mediterranean) winter production. Nice glossy colour. Suitable to produce single leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb LMV:1

Green oakleaf for outdoor production.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

• •

GREEN OAK

KIVILA RZ

• •

Breeding for convenience

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

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Pemphigus bursarius

One-cut-ready

Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

Multi-purpose lettuce

Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

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

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LMV:1

• •

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NAME

DESCRIPTION

KIRINIA RZ

Slow bolting, blonde oakleaf lettuce. Relatively thick leaves.

RESISTANCES

WINTER

AUTUMN

SPRING

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SUMMER

Variety overview

SEASON

MARKET INFO

GREEN OAK Bl:1-28/Nr:0

LMV:1

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.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

KITONIA RZ

Blonde oakleaf for autumn and spring conditions.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0/Pb

VITRAÏ RZ (83-39 RZ)

Paradaï RZ segment. Slow bolting. Suitable for summer production.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

83-80 RZ

Prunaï RZ segment. Good weight. Nice colour.

• • • • • • ■

• •

RED OAK

• •

LMV:1 Bl:1-28/Nr:0

LMV:1

CORNOUAÏ RZ (83-98 RZ)

Triple red oakleaf. Muraï RZ type.

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

Bl:1-28/Nr:0 LMV:1

• • ■

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

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season * available from storage

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Corky root

Fol

Fusarium oxysoprum f.sp.Lactucae

Fusarium wilt

Me

Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Potato aphid

NAME

DESCRIPTION

RESISTANCES

SEASON

MARKET INFO

ATTIRAÏ RZ

Red, indoor oakleaf. Very vigourous. Particularly for winter production.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

SOUPIRAÏ RZ

Very vigourous red oakleaf. Particularly for winter production. More red than Attiraï RZ.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

ROUXAÏ RZ

Quatro red oakleaf. Very good shelf life for single leaves.

Bl:1-28/Nr:0

WEIGHT

NAME

MATURITY

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RED OAK

SEASON

MARKET INFO

WHITE CABBAGE

• •

MARCELLO RZ

Early start of processing season, coleslaw.

80105 days

2.54.0 kg

ANCOMA RZ

6 months storability, coleslaw, sweet-neutral taste, fine 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

*

• *

*

• *

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RED CABBAGE FUTURIMA RZ

All-round use, 6 months storability, short core, intensive color, fine strutcure.

120140 days

2.55.0 kg

REDMA RZ

All-round use, early start of processing season.

80110 days

2.54.0 kg

RODIMA RZ

All-round use, long term storage, reliable internal quality after storage.

130150 days

2.04.0 kg

CASPER RZ

Very good taste, in and outside colour, strong in different climates, good inner wrap, reliable, high percentage usable florets.

75-95 days

DEXTER RZ

Adaptable to stress circumstances, vigorous, strong root system, good selfcover, easy to harvest, dense white quality florets, perfect post harvest behaviour, neutral to sweet taste.

75-100 days

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Breeding for convenience

Rhizomonas/Sphingomonas suberifaciens

One-cut-ready

Lettuce root aphid

Ss (Rs)

• •

CAULIFLOWER

Multi-purpose lettuce

Pemphigus bursarius

Different cultures

Lettuce leaf aphid

Pb

• • • • • •

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

Nasonovia ribisnigri

WINTER

Downy mildew

NR

AUTUMN

Lettuce mosaic

Bremia lactucae

SUMMER

Lettuce mosaic potyvirus

BI

SPRING

LETTUCE resistance code LMV

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Let’s snack Not only the vegetable industry itself stands to benefit 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 specifically developed for children; snack-sized cucumbers or tomatoes are ideal for inclusion in lunch boxes, for instance. However, ‘veggie snacks’ 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

Jaune Canari melon

Different cultures

Western shipper melon

Let’s snack

Multi-purpose lettuce

One-cut-ready

SalanovaÂŽ beauties

Breeding for convenience

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Let’s snack

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 – empty promises and a disappointing flavour can soon undo any progress. That’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

Carrots: versatile sweetness

range of shapes and sizes, a ready-

The carrot is already one of the most

to-eat tomato is hard to beat.

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 benefits, thus forming the perfect basis for carrot drinks or smoothies.

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,

Breeding for convenience

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green fruits vary in length from approx. 9 to 11 cm.

“Vegetable snacks

support a healthy diet

Salanova® beauties

carrots and tomatoes. The shiny, dark

Kohlrabi: surprisingly suitable 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

One-cut-ready

While it might come as a surprise to

pack! Kohlrabi sticks add a nice extra

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

Multi-purpose lettuce

crunch to salads too.

meet high quality demands, offering

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

fruit flesh and impressive efficiency.

Different cultures

a good shelf life, bright colours, fi rm

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RESISTANCES

NAME

DESCRIPTION

SEASON

TEREK RZ F1

Suitable for fresh market and processing. Crunchy bite. Upright growing. Very easy to harvest. Strong to cracking. Perfect internal quality. Good field standing ability.

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)

Segment cherry, loose. Shiny, deep red fruits. Average fruit weight 16g. Good shelf life. Good flavour. Brix up to 7.5.

ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Fol:0,1/For/Va:0/Vd:0

CONFETTO RZ F1

Blocky shape. Average fruit weight 14-16g. Tasteful aromatic fruits. Brix up to 9.3. Excellent fruit quality and shelf life.

ToMV:0-2/Fol:0,1/Sbl

SOLARINO RZ F1

Dark red, shiny fruits. Average fruit weight 12g. Very sweet flavour. Brix up to 9.0.

ToMV:0-2/Fol:0,1/Sbl

WINTER

AUTUMN

SPRING

Let’s snack

SUMMER

Variety overview

MARKET INFO

KOHLRABI

• • •

CUCUMBER

CHERRY TOMATOES SASSARI RZ F1

Ma / Mi / Mj

Ma / Mi / Mj (t) Only trial seed available

■ only in temperate climate

• suitable for this season

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CUCUMBER resistance code

TOMATO resistance code ToMV

Tomato mosaic tobamovirus

Tomato mosaic

Ccu

Ff

Fulvia fulva (ex Cladosporium fulvum)

Leaf mold

Px (ex Sf)

Fol

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici

Fusarium wilt

For

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici Fusarium crown and root rot

Cladosporium cucumerinum

Scab and gummosis

Sphaerotheca fuliginea

Powdery mildew

(now Podosphaeria xanthii)

Sbl

Stemphylium botryosum f.sp. lycopersici

Gray leaf spot

MELON resistance code

Vd

Verticillium dahliae

Verticillium wilt

Gc

Va

Verticillium albo-atrum

Verticillium wilt

Mi

Meloidogyne incognita

Root-knot

Fom

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis

Fusarium wilt

Mj

Meloidogyne javanica

Root-knot

Px (ex Sf)

Sphaerotheca fuliginea

Powdery mildew

Ma

Meloidogyne arenaria

Root-knot AG

Aphis gossypii

(now Golovinomyces cichoracearum)

(now Podosphaeria xanthii) Cotton aphid

DESCRIPTION

SIZE

WEIGHT

MARKET INFO

CARADEC RZ F1

Perfect quality for convenience. Very good and uniform colour. Intense carrot taste. Ideal for sticks and shredding.

Length Diameter

20 cm to 5 cm

200-400 grams

CROFTON RZ F1

Nice smooth carrot with an intensive internal orange colour. Very good carrot taste. Suitable for slices and cut and peeled snack carrots.

Length Diameter

20 cm 3 cm

100-200 grams

FIDRA RZ F1 (55-205 RZ)

Very promising variety for shredding and carrot sticks.

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

RESISTANCES

Caribbean Gold RZ F1

Extremely suitable for freh cut. Long shelf life harper type, which can be compared with a Western shipper. Deep orange, firm flesh. Very good shelf life after cutting. Dense cell structure. Minimal loss of juice. Efficient, due to thin skin and small seed cavity.

Salanova® beauties

CARROT

MARKET INFO

MELON

Caribbean King RZ F1

Fom:0,1,2 Px (ex Sf): 2/Ag

One-cut-ready

NAME

Breeding for convenience

Erysiphe cichoracearum, Scab and gummosis Powdery mildew

(ex Ec)

Fom:0,1,2

Country of sourcing

Jan

Febr

March

April

May

Brazil

• •

• • •

Central America North America Spain / Italy

June

• •

Fom:0,2 Gc (ex Ec):1/Px (ex Sf):1,2,5

July

• •

Aug

• •

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

• •

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

Round-oval shaped yellow melon. Smooth skin, easy auto peeling. Clear white flesh. Efficient, small cavity and thin skin. Good eating quality when cut.

Let’s snack

MELON SEASONS

Gladial RZ F1

Multi-purpose lettuce

Px (ex Sf): 1,2,3,5

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Rijk Zwaan’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. “More information on the ESA product specifications for vegetable precision seeds and the applicable general terms and conditions of sale, please visit our website www.rijkzwaan.com.�

Definition 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 defined the following terms. 2. Definitions Susceptibility is the inability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest. Resistance is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified 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 defined.

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Italy

Bauke van Lenteren b.van.lenteren@rijkzwaan.nl +31 65 10 92 872

Asia

Carlo Fermi c.fermi@rijkzwaan.it +39 33 55 23 94 33

Middle East Jan Doldersum j.doldersum@rijkzwaan.nl +86 13 96 98 42 915

Australia & New Zealand

Abdullah Sa’sa a.sasa@rijkzwaan.com +96 27 95 65 44 41

The Netherlands

Frances Tolston f.tolson@rijkzwaan.com.au +61 48 81 83 588

Belgium

Wim in ’t Groen w.in.t.groen@rijkzwaan.nl +31 65 32 98 991

North America Marc Celis m.celis@hollandia.be +32 47 58 40 170

Brasil

Karen Marie Feliz k.feliz@rijkzwaan.com +18 31 22 91 332

Scandinavia Valério Maldonado da Silveira v.maldonado@rijkzwaan.com +55 19 97 18 13 25

Central America

Harm Ehmen h.ehmen@rijkzwaan.de +45 65 90 65 02

Spain, Portugal & Moroco Santiago Gastón de Iriarte Dupuy de lome s.gaston@rijkzwaan.es +34 670 99 18 26

Vincent van Wolferen v.van.wolferen@rijkzwaan.nl +31 62 03 77 958

Central Eastern Europe

South Africa

Jörg Werner j.werner@rijkzwaan.de +49 171 21 22 517

France

Marcus Burnett m.burnett@rijkzwaan.co.za +27 83 631 4298

South America Frank Roelofs froelofs@rijkzwaan.fr +33 60 34 33 280

Germany, Austria & Switzerland Jürgen Parschau j.parschau@rijkzwaan.de +49 17 52 62 83 60

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore Rara Dewayanti r.dewayanti@rijkzwaan.com +62 816 119 3333

High resistance (HR*): plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified 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 specified 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 specified biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains of the pest. If no biotypes, pathotypes, races or strains are specified in the resistance claim for the variety, it is because no generally accepted classification 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 specified 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 definitions and recommendation will be reviewed in five years.

FAO defines 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.

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Jan Frank Omvlee j.f.omvlee@rijkzwaan.nl +31 65 19 38 176

Turkije Deniz Karayol D.Karayol@rijkzwaan.com.tr +90 53 03 07 17 39

United Kingdom Gerard van der Hut g.van.der.hut@rijkzwaan.co.uk +44 79 21 05 97 63

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