To achieve this, we cultivate at our locations with a total area of over 72 ha.
Van der Avoird Trayplant specialises in growing strawberry and raspberry propagating material. For strawberries, this varies from cutting to tray plant, for raspberries from rooted cutting to long canes.
In 2004, we were the first Dutch plant grower to market tray plants of day-neutral strawberry varieties on a commercial scale. Today you see this in many places, but back then it was very innovative. With more than 15 years of experience in these so-called ever-bearers, we dare to call ourselves true connoisseurs. This is of course partly thanks to our own R&D facility, in which we have been conducting variety-specific research since 2014. Our tray plants are grown from the ground up with mainly organic fertilisers and beneficial fungi.
Trayplant supplies tray plants in various sizes of both day-neutral and short-day varieties. The focus within the company is particularly on the day-neutral varieties. The tray plants are grown as day-neutral tray, mini-tray or module. Depending on the objective and the cultivation system concerned, we help the customer make the right choice in plant type. In autumn, these are lifted from the tray field for storage in the cold store. In spring, these can be delivered on demand by the customer.
Module (85 cc)
In early September, fresh cuttings are inserted into the modules. From these, a plant grows an average of 1-1.5 crowns per plant, with at most 1 or 2 clusters. After transplanting the following spring, this plant type takes off quickly. No major harvest peaks and troughs.
Minitray (135 cc)
From mid-July to early August, the mini-tray plant is propagated. By autumn, a plant has emerged with at least 2 crowns, and 4 to 6 clusters per plant have been established. In spring, after transplanting, a first harvest peak occurs after which the plant will be back in production fairly quickly.
Raspberries: plug plants
Cut raspberry cuttings are grown in trays to become plug plants. These plug plants of both summer and autumn raspberries are available in various varieties. Our plants are grown in a responsible and sustainable manner to deliver a resilient and vigorous plant to the customer. Raspberry plug plants are available from January to early September.
Trayplant is the market leader in raspberry plug plants in Europe. We have a wide range of raspberry varieties and work together with almost all of the breeding programmes in Europe. Our passion is to provide vital plants with strategic advice. As a result, the customer achieves the highest possible return in the long term, so we build a close relationship with our customer.
Raspberries: long canes
Our long canes are long raspberry plants grown from a plug plant in one year. These plug plants are grown outdoors on our extensive raspberry fields between late April and early June. The smart V system is used here, which creates more light, resulting in stronger bud development. Ultimately, this results in a higher potential return.
Trayplant grows long canes of both summer and autumn raspberries. Several varieties of long canes are grown. In autumn, the long canes are cut at the desired height and packed. After packing, they are stored in Trayplant’s cold stores. In spring, the long canes can be delivered in consultation with the customer. With the help of the right climatic conditions, the buds on the long canes will sprout in spring and produce delicious, healthy fruit.
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