Experience: 40 years
Ton is part of the Seminis global breeding program for cauliflower, based in the Netherlands, where development, planning, and trials take place to deliver our customers the best cauliflower innovation for their operation.
When developing cauliflower varieties one of the things he always keeps in mind is providing ease of harvest and keeping the same whiteness level when exposed to the sun, and he’s been working on a series that provides just that. This results in a big advantage for growers, allowing them to go through the field and harvest all the goods quicker than usual.
With cauliflower being as sensitive as it is, Ton is adamant that it’s important to do a lot of trials over the years on different locations, temperatures, and conditions. “If you want to find a really reliable variety—and that’s what the grower needs—then you really need to do three, four, five years of trialing before you can know that it’s a real good variety.”