Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture has developed a new model to quickly measure the flavour level of sweet peppers. The model was developed in cooperation with the programme TTI Green Genetics, Dutch breeders Rijk Zwaan and ENZA, and through the in kind contribution from three sweet pepper growers.
Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture earlier developed flavour models for tomato and Galia melon. Flavour models enable a faster and more consequent measurement of flavour levels in breeding programmes and the development of blueprints for cultivation. Flavour models also contribute to a better communication between chain partners and allow for focus in actions on better flavour in the chain and the creation of added value.
The official presentation of the model is scheduled at September 22th. Parties who are interested in using the model may contact The Flavour Team in Bleiswijk a Wouter Verkerke. Also more information on model development for other products can be found at Wouter Verkerke.