Climate change has a big influence on the future of onions and potatoes. Hazera is working hard to develop the onion of the future.
Onion breeders are making headway in improved storability and
resistance to key diseases. Sue Jupe reports.
Dutch onion producers can do practically anything. After all, 130 export destinations each require their ‘own’ version of the Holland Onion. Dutch onions can be sorted to an accuracy of half a centimetre with respect to their size and weight. All customary sortings are possible. Pickles (28-40 mm), Small sized (35-50 mm), Middle sized (40-60 mm, 45-65 mm, 50-60 mm and 50-70 mm), Large sized (60-80 mm and Super sized (75-105 mm) are the most common sorting ranges. Within these ranges we can perform very specific additional sorting, using customised sieves.