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Compliments for Troy onion set growers

Compliments for Troy onion set growers

It wasn’t easy for Troy onion set growers to get their onion sets planted last autumn. Almost everything had to be done at once on the few days that the weather was dry. Nevertheless, all the growers in the southwest of the Netherlands and the province of Limburg managed to get their onions into the soil on time. We would like to compliment them on this feat of skill and perseverance. In a few cases growers were forced to switch to an alternative plot and planting conditions were not ideal, but even those growers eventually achieved their aim. ...

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The crops are in!

The crops are in!

Early last week Broer BV harvested the last of the first-year onion sets. ‘The onions are of excellent quality, in spite of the often unstable weather,’ says Henk Jonker, Broer’s Production Manger. ...

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MSP harvests Reddawn onion sets

MSP harvests Reddawn onion sets

Onion packing station MSP loaded up a harvest of Reddawn onion sets last Wednesday. “Right from the word go, the onion sets grew well and always had a head start on our regular onion sets. With this variety we had a fine large size and a great yield halfway through July. Heavy rainfall was forecast so we didn’t leave the crop on the field for too long.” days Rinus Moerdijk. ...

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Troy onion sets harvested!

Troy onion sets harvested!

Harvesting Troy onion sets has started. Last Monday, Marco van ’t Westeinde harvested his Troy onion sets. The onions were planted in November and were very small when the winter started. Despite this, the onions had no trouble withstanding the heavy frosts of last winter. In addition there were hardly any signs of bolting in the field. This is a huge difference to the traditional winter onions sets with 100% Japanese ‘blood’. The genetic makeup of Troy shows more resemblance to spring onion sets, so the quality of the product is far superior. ...

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