One man's ambition led Enza Zaden to become a global player. For Jacob Mazereeuw, no hurdle was ever too high. His fearless and tireless drive defines his character: a pioneer by heart. The enterprising spirit is at the heart of our family business and is passed down from generation to generation. Daring to do new things: Enza Zaden.
Nature is always changing. And sometimes that can threaten healthy food production and consumption. We need vegetables that can resist extreme conditions, pathogens, and viruses. By carefully studying the 'wild' varieties we collected in our gene bank, we were able to develop our breakthrough High Resistance (HREZ) to ToBRFV, a devastating tomato virus. For example, our latest resistance to Bremia also positively contributes to the business of all lettuce growers worldwide. Tomorrow needs difference: Enza Zaden
If you look closely, you can see potential in almost everything. A single, inconspicuous seed may hold the key to fighting a crop-destroying virus. Or it may have unique traits that are the key to a much higher yield with the potential to feed millions of people. For example, by carefully studying the 'wild' tomato varieties we collected in our gene bank, Enza Zaden found high resistance against the devastating ToBRFV virus. We crossed this into our existing tomato varieties, so our growers could continue to grow strong, healthy tomatoes.
We need vegetables which contribute to a more sustainable world. At the same time, people love strong, healthy vegetables that can endure. Our challenge is to satisfy these different needs. We are off to a flying start with our EasyQ cucumbers. Crunchy, more flavorful, lying unwrapped on the supermarket shelf and lasting longer than wrapped cucumbers. On top of reduced plastic waste, this also results in less food waste. Tomorrow needs difference: Enza Zaden
In a single plant, every leaf contributes. If all the leaves are strong and none are wilting, the plant is doing well and is rooted in healthy soil. It works the same for partnerships, companies, and the people working in those companies. So, let's keep an eye out for each other and connect. Professionally and privately. If each of us is doing well, we are all doing well. Shoulder to shoulder with growers: Enza Zaden.
Seeds have the power to bring forth life: a future brimming with beautiful green leaves and nourishing vegetables. We are all given seeds – in the form of opportunities, ideas, and dreams. They might initially seem small and insignificant, but they can grow into something beautiful and meaningful with care and dedication. And really make a difference. Tomorrow needs difference: Enza Zaden.