Post-harvest research

Post-harvest research

Actual data to improve our products


Enza Zaden develops new vegetable varieties that are grown, sold and consumed all over the world. With our genetics we help customers and chain partners to serve and please their customers better.

To improve Enza Zaden products we use actual data. This data we collect amongst others through post-harvest research. Post-harvest research literally means ‘research after harvesting’. So this means we analyse and test the full grown product.


5 focus points for post-harvest research


Our post-harvest research activities focus on:

  1. Taste
  2. Shelf life
  3. Fresh cut quality
  4. Nutrition
  5. Chill tolerance


This data gives us good insights in the characteristics of our products. We use this information for the positioning and improvement of our varieties. It also helps customers to choose the right variety for their market. With the information we get from post-harvest research we can better attune our products to the end-consumers needs.


Do you want to know more about post-harvest research?

Please contact us for more information about our post-harvest research activities and discover how you can make a difference in your market. We would like to discuss with you what we can achieve together. Contact your local Enza Zaden representative or send us an e-mail.