Entries by Cecile van Wezel

Sarafina: the new star

9 January 2019 – Sarafina is the latest release from the breeding program of Advanced Berry Breeding. The variety appears to be an excellent addition to the previously introduced varieties Wengi, Shani and Rafiki. This has been confirmed by the extensive trials that have been conducted in Spain, Tanzania and Mexico and other countries. Sarafina, […]

Advanced Plants: a new supplier of raspberry plants

January 2019 – Advanced Berry Breeding B.V. has started a new sister organization: Advanced Plants B.V.. Together with five plant propagators this new venture is going to produce raspberry plants. Advanced Plants has the role of coordinator and communications desk. The reason for this new organization is the increasing demand for plants of the Advanced […]

Next stage for Advanced Berry Breeding

August 2018 – Since the beginning of this year, Advanced Berry Breeding (ABB) has entered into its new office in Hedel, the Netherlands, and is at full strength with a few new colleagues. The office of ABB is led by managing director Wim Aalbersberg and financial manager Colinda van Beurden since 2017. From the beginning […]

Kweli®: healthy fruit

March 25th 2016 – During the Rubus and Ribes symposium held in 2015, Christoph Carlen of the Swiss institute Agroscope presented the results of a variety test with new primo cane raspberry varieties. The goal was among others to find primocane varieties with high contents of bioactive compounds, like vitamin C, phenols, anthocyanins and antioxidants. […]

Extended collaboration around Kweli® and Kwanza® in Portugal

March 25th 2016 – On 4 February 2016 Special Fruit N.V. from Belgium and Bfruit from Portugal announced their strategic alliance with regard to the production and marketing of Kweli® and Kwanza® raspberries. The agreement was signed at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, in the presence of the Portuguese minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural […]

First Kwanza® raspberries at the Zaltbommel auction

March 2nd 2016 – On Wednesday 2 March 2016, six weeks earlier than in 2015, the first Kwanza® raspberries were put up for sale at the auction in Zaltbommel. These raspberries were produced by Zachtfruitkwekerij Simons B.V.. Special Fruit N.V. in Mheer, Belgium bought the raspberries for the price of Euro 71,- per box of […]