Ninety percent of Enza Zaden’s pepper breeding activities focus on the following varieties:
Blocky types: blocky peppers are available in different colours. The green, red, orange and yellow fruits are mainly known in the western world, whereas white peppers, for example, are popular in Eastern Europe.
Lamuyo peppers: this type is mainly popular in the Mediterranean Region and in Central and South America. For the latter area, open field varieties are being developed.
Turkish peppers: these varieties are developed to be grown under protected cultivation in Turkey.
Cone-shaped peppers: these varieties are developed to be grown under protected cultivation in Spain and Italy.
Hot peppers: the hot pepper breeding programme is a rapidly developing programme that focuses on two markets: Mexico (Jalapeno and Ancho peppers) and varieties used in Middle East markets.
Enza Zaden’s breeding activities in The Netherlands focus on heated glasshouse crops. In Spain the main markets are for non-heated protected cultivation varieties. Breeding in peppers is a global activity, combining technical and research input from The Netherlands, Spain and America. Open field peppers are bred in California and Florida for use in the USA and Mexican markets as well as many other open field markets worldwide.
For information about our wide range of varieties, please take a look at our local websites (Spain, Italy, Mexico, Germany, France, USA, UK, Morocco, Brazil, Russia, The Netherlands) or contact your local Enza Zaden representative.