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Tomato Triumph! BASF | Nunhems Opens Cutting-Edge Experience Centre in Netherlands

Tomato lovers, rejoice! A haven for all things tomato has arrived in the Netherlands. BASF | Nunhems officially unveiled its state-of-the-art Tomato Experience Centre today, just outside The Hague.

This innovative greenhouse boasts over 150 varieties of tomatoes, with a special focus on those resistant to the dreaded Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV).

A Feast for the Senses and a Boon for Growers

The centre isn't just about admiring the bounty of the tomato world. Visitors, including growers, retailers, and industry experts, can get a truly immersive experience.

Imagine strolling through a greenhouse overflowing with vibrant tomatoes, each with unique flavours and textures. Here, you can touch, smell, and even taste the diverse range on offer.

Innovation at the Forefront

But the Tomato Experience Centre is much more than just a showcase. It's a testament to BASF | Nunhems' commitment to cutting-edge tomato breeding, particularly in the fight against ToBRFV.

"From the very beginning of the ToBRFV outbreak, we've been at the forefront of developing solutions," says Silvia Cifre, Vice President M&S at BASF | Nunhems. "We're proud to say we now offer over 25 ToBRFV-resistant varieties, empowering tomato growers worldwide."

A Collaborative Hub for the Future

This isn't just a celebration of tomatoes; it's a celebration of collaboration. The centre features modern meeting facilities, fostering knowledge exchange between BASF | Nunhems and all stakeholders in the tomato industry.

"This inspiring environment will take our collaborations to the next level," says Cifre.

Data-Driven Decisions

The Tomato Experience Centre isn't all about fresh produce. Visitors can also delve into a treasure trove of data on tomato cultivation, production statistics, shelf life, and more. This empowers growers to make informed decisions based on real-world insights.

Located on the premises of BASF | Nunhems' partner De Bakker Westland, a prominent tomato producer in the region, the Tomato Experience Centre promises to be a game-changer for the tomato industry.

So, next time you're in the Netherlands, be sure to check out this innovative haven for the humble tomato!


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