Choosing the right vegetable seeds is an important decision that has far-reaching consequences for yield and quality. We help our customers identify the best variety for their own particular needs.
Our vegetable seeds are designed to suit highly divergent climatic conditions. To optimise varieties to suit different soils and locations, we run trial plots in many different countries throughout Europe and in parts of Asia and Africa. When it comes to plant breeding, we focus on particularly vigorous young plants that retain a high germinating power even in difficult conditions.
- Peas are grown in two different subspecies: field peas (ssp. Arvense) and wrinkled peas (ssp. Sativum).
- Wrinkled peas (Pisum sativum) belong to the Fabaceae family and are grown either with normal foliage (leafy) or leaf reduced (afila).
- When they have reached optimum ripeness, wrinkled peas are either frozen or canned.
- Peas are self-pollinating.
Bush beans/pole beans
- There are more than 200 species in the Phaseolus family.
- Phaseolus vulgaris L. ssp Vulgaris, also known as green bean, French bean or string bean, is the most important subspecies worldwide.
- Depending on their growth habit, they are also known as bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. ssp, vulgaris var. nanus) or pole beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris var. vulgaris).
- Each of these species comes in a wide range of pod shapes and colours: flat, round-oval, round, yellow, green, purple, long, fine, large etc.
- Depending on the finished product, the beans are processed as whole pod or cut. Beans are self-pollinating.
- Sweetcorn (Zea mays) is a member of the grass family (Poaceae).
- There are two varieties of sweetcorn: “standard” (su) and “supersweet” (sh2). Both whole cobs and individual kernels are used in processing.
- Sweetcorn is cross-pollinating.
- Edamame is another name for soybeans (Glycine max.) and belongs to the Faboideae family, part of the legume family (Fabaceae).
- Edamame is the Japanese term for “beans on a stalk”. They are harvested either as whole pods or as cored beans long before the plant reaches maturity.
- They can be canned or deep-frozen.
- Soybeans are self-pollinating.
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