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Squash Summer squash is

Squash Summer squash is an integral part of many traditional southern cuisines; it is used in many famous dishes. The Middle East prefers to grow them small and stuff them with meat and vegetables before cooking in the oven. In Europe we tend to cook them in slices in oven dishes or fry them with olive oil and garlic as part of a mixed salad. Enza Zaden works in many types of squash, from the short, white Middle Eastern types used for stuffing, to the more familiar long, dark green cylindrical types we see on the supermarket shelves in Northern Europe. Resistance breeding is an essential part of the future success of squash breeding. Without resistance to the most important diseases and viruses it is impossible for the growers to have a good crop. We choose a regional approach to breeding, marketing and sales. Extended screening in all key areas and local, committed teams make sure we deliver what the market asks for. We adapt resistances to each region. Turkey is our main breeding location for summer squash, with many satellite stations in key locations to carry out local adaptation trials. Jolanda Kouters Crop Breeding Manager Cucurbits Turkey 86 | Enza Zaden

Squash White Ardendo174 Ardendo174 is the Enza Zaden standard white/light green hybrid squash varieties used successfully in all major squash producing markets around the world looking for the Middle Eastern type. The fruits are long and cylindrical to slightly bulbous, very straight and light green to white in colour. Ardendo174 has a very high total yield. The vigorous growing plant makes Ardendo174 a variety more suitable for outdoor production where it performs well also under high temperatures. Green Natura Natura has a strong plant for autumn/winter and early spring non-heated greenhouse production in Mediterranean countries. The plant has strong continuous growth and good endurance, short internodes and fast development. The fruit setting ability is remarkable. Natura produces straight, cylindrical fruits which have an attractive dark, shiny green colour, and are especially appreciated for the export market. The overall production is high. Growers and shippers can rely on Natura to produce continually a top quality product for the markets. Ardendo174 Dunja Enza Zaden | 87

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