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Testimonial Peter Martens

“A good tip closing, great spear diameter, a good production level measured in kilos, and beautiful asparagus is what we expect as asparagus growers. Our company grows this white gold from January until the end of July and using a number of methods: on the land, in containers, in the cold soil with black and white sheeting, in greenhouses, and in heated soil. We work with a number of asparagus varieties and stay up to date on the latest innovations in the industry. BASF helps us in making such considerations.

When we were looking for a new variety of asparagus for the late harvest, we started talking to the experts at BASF. We wanted a variety that was better than the last variety we used for growing during the late harvest. Naturally, the variety also had to meet our quality demands and provide a good harvest. BASF's sales specialist recommended Nunhems’ Tallems F1 variety, which perfectly matched our wishes and requirements thanks to its good quality. After all, quality means everything to growers because we make our living from our products. That is why it is important to work with a partner that you can trust, that works with you, and that strives to achieve the best results together with you.

 

We have been growing asparagus for over thirty years. My father founded the business, and my brother and I entered the business later. While we may have generations’ worth of experience, we are never too old to learn. That also applies to our collaboration with BASF,  because they really want to learn from us growers. We do this by sharing data with one another. We monitor all growing processes and can see in detail how well our asparagus are faring and how the financial results are looking. BASF's experts know everything about their product and can give us advice on how to work. In this way, we can deliver the best results together. The industry does not stop developing, whether you look at varieties or techniques. BASF keeps growing in those areas too, which makes our collaboration so interesting.”

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Characteristics of the ‘Tallems’ variety:
Beautiful asparagus with good tip closing,
high-quality AA-level quality and high
production levels (in stems and kilos).

“The industry does not stop developing, whether you look at varieties or techniques. BASF keeps growing in those areas too, which makes our collaboration so interesting.”

Peter Martens

Martens Asperges Tienray, the Netherlands