It's taken a few years of intensive trails but the Limgroup has finally brought a new asparagus variety on the market. It's called Maralim and is a mid-early variety. Known as No. K2022 among experts, this asparagus always fared very well during all the years of trials.
The Limgroup has been a reliable partner in the field of Dutch asparagus for years now. The Maralim has always been considered a strong newcomer. That's in conversations with Northwestern Europe's growers and plant breeders. Before introducing the variety, the Limgroup completed its internal and external practical test runs with these growers.
With the Maralim, the Limgroup is presenting a kind of asparagus that meets market demand. That's according to John Schoeber, the company's Marketing and Sales Director. "We can serve our clients even better with this addition to the assortment."
These asparagus have perfect head formations, so farmers can adjust harvesting rhythms without compromising on quality. Labor costs can, therefore, be reduced. Tests show that Maralim production can be up to 17% higher than that of common mid-early varieties. This high yield and its good grading translate into more Class I volumes. That, in turn, means a higher turnover per hectare. Growing Maralim can, therefore, amount to several thousand euros per hectare.
The Maralim produces a typical white, straight asparagus. It's not prone to breakage, hollowing, pink discoloration, or rust. Consumers find this a very tasty variety. The Maralim can be used in all sales channels, from retail to home sales. Quality and flavor, among other things, will encourage repeat purchases.