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Fruit quality of Elstar en Santana in the Netherlands

Jansonius, Pieter Jans (2004) Fruit quality of Elstar en Santana in the Netherlands. [Fruchtqualität von Elstar und Santana in den Niederlanden.] In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Ecofruit - 11th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 3rd February to 5th February 2004 at Weinsberg/Germany, p. 173.

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The growth of the market for Dutch organic apples is disappointing. Especially the large-scale introduction
in the supermarket channel is not happening as fast as many hoped. One of the explanations
given is that there is a gap between the quality as produced and the quality as expected by the
retailers. In a three year project the Louis Bolk Institute together with many other partners in the
sector have tried to facilitate talks on apple quality between actual partners in the different chains
from producer till retailer. During this period we monitored the quality of Elstar and Santana on
many farms and on the shelf in the different outlets. This has given us detailed information about
the current quality of Dutch organic apples. Presented here are some preliminary results of the
monitoring at the farms. The project will end mid 2004, final results will be published by the end of
the year. Progress of the project can be followed through the website www. louisbolk.
nl/projects/fruit/’classy apples’.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:fruit quality, chain approach, Elstar, Santana
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:14534
Deposited On:18 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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