Welcome at Schenkeveld
Schenkeveld Vine tomatoes
The passion with which we work can mostly be summed up as:
Passion for optimization
Passion for growth
Passion for working together
What does Schenkeveld do?
A tomato plant is planted at 30 cm, during the year the plant grows to about 16 meters, with about 38 bunches of tomatoes.
Schenkeveld is affiliated with Prominent. At Prominent the vine tomatoes are packed, and innovations are done. In most cases the tomatoes are cut directly into the customer’s packaging. That means the box goes straight to the supermarket. We can’t offer it any fresher.
In the greenhouse we strive for a biological balance. We use bumblebees for pollination and predators, parasites and micro-organisms as natural pesticides
Employees of Schenkeveld
In the greenhouse there are various activities: lowering, pruning, harvesting, leaf cutting and weighing.
Lowering: A plant grows between 20 and 30 cm per week. For optimal growth, all heads of the plants should hang at the same height and have an even distribution. We also lower the tomatoes so that they are at the ideal working height for harvesting
Pruning: Every 20 to 30 cm, a bunch will grow on the plant. To keep all plants equal, the last fruits of a bunch are pruned off. In addition, it is important that all bad fruits are cut off . That’s how a beautiful bunch is created.
Harvesting: Cutting the vine tomatoes from the plant using a pair of cutting scissors.
Leaf cutting: The older leaves of a plant will die off and will start to mold. Before this happens, we cut off the leaf.
Weighing: Before the tomatoes go to the end customer, the boxes are checked once more. It is important that all bad tomatoes and plant leaves are removed and that there is enough weight in the box.
Schenkeveld grows the tomatoes of Prominent, we currently grow large and medium sized vine tomatoes.
Schenkeveld is a member of DOOR Cooperation. All sales and marketing activities of DOOR Cooperation are carried out through the sales subsidiary DOOR Partners BV. The entire production of Schenkeveld is marketed by DOOR Partners BV.