Since 2015 we have been able to guarantee the traceability of our rootstocks and trees. The plants can be traced throughgrowing stage, storage, transport and delivery, and tracing includes access to information about the history of the production process. The main advantages of this are the monitoring of stock management, improved efficiency, better composition of batches, and cost savings due to automation.
Grading and packaging of trees
The trees are taken indoors and separated into different quality grades by means of grading conveyors. They are then fed through a netting machine in bundles. Netting the trees eliminates any undue breakage of branches. Every pallet is followed by means of track & trace to the coldstore, and ultimately to the customer’s premises.
Grading of rootstocks
Rootstocks can be graded with an accuracy of 0.1 millimetre thanks to the optical cameras fitted to the grading equipment.
Finesse Early Queen®
Finesse EarlyQueen® ripens approximately three weeks before any other Jonagold mutations and 1 to 2 weeks before Elstar and Conference. This is a bright red apple with a green background. Fruit will uniformly colour even in shaded areas of the tree. Due to the early colouring, maturity and harvest of the Finesse EarlyQueen® apple, it can be marketed and sold as a unique early apple to consumers. Download brochureView all varieties