Fruit Logistica visitors set to select innovation winner

Breakthroughs in the vegetable sector will compete for the Innovation Award at next month's Fruit Logistica show in Berlin.

Among the 10 nominees is LoveMySalad.com, described by its developer, seed breeder Rijk Zwaan, as a "social salad network" featuring blogs, news, recipes and preparation tips, employing a range of social media.

Marketing manager Auke Ferwerda said: "We were already planning to highlight LoveMySalad.com on our stand and the nomination provides a welcome boost."

Three vegetable varieties are also nominated, two with British connections. Purple sprouting broccoli, the result of a joint breeding programme between Bejo Zaden and Elsoms Seeds, is well established in the UK market and is now grown organically in the Netherlands.

Syngenta has been nominated for its Angello seedless snacking pepper, which was bred at Melrow Salads of Merseyside for Marks & Spencer. The Sungreen tomato from Japan's Tokita Seed is also nominated.

Show visitors can vote for the winner, which will be announced on 10 February.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

What should be done to ensure sustainable growth in English wine?

What should be done to ensure sustainable growth in English wine?

How can British apples achieve 60% market share target?

How can British apples achieve 60% market share target?

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

HORTICULTURE WEEK BUSINESS Awards 2019

The Horticulture Week Business Awards is now open for entries

Horticulture Week Top UK FRUIT PRODUCERS

See our exclusive RANKING of UK Fruit Producers by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Professor Geoffrey Dixon

GreenGene International chair Geoff Dixon on the business of fresh produce production
 

Read Professor Geoffrey Dixon