To meetmarket changes
Blumen Group, sensitive to the constant changes in the agri-food market, both domestic and foreign, concentrates means and resources in the genetic improvement of the main vegetable species, in order to introduce new hybrid and non-hybrid varieties to the market, capable of satisfying the entire production chain. Our breeders use both traditional and modern genetic improvement techniques, based on the use of molecular markers to quickly identify the desired genetic profiles, and in vitro culture (without the use of GMOs); all to quickly meet the needs of the entire production chain.
The reasons for success
From research to product quality
The research began in the 1970s in Asti with the birth of the research station first Olter, then Blumen Group, and the crops involved are legumes (bean, broad bean, green bean) and fennel.
A look to the future
Constant commitment and innovation
In 2014 Blumen Group opened the new research station in Latina, with a view to enhancing its role on the Italian and international market.
The pedo-climatic characteristics, the proximity to the sea and the location in one of the most important horticultural areas in Europe, allow the researchers involved in the new station to range over all species of horticultural interest, working at 360 ° on tomato, pepper, aubergine, lettuce, baby leaf, endive, chicory, basil, asparagus, pumpkin, squash and turnip top.
This unit today represents the fulcrum of the group’s research thanks to the commitment of the research team and the company’s investments. The Latina research station is equipped with a nursery, modern greenhouses and a molecular biology and in vitro culture laboratory.
Our researchers use the most modern technologies present today at the service of genetic improvement.
For the success of its research projects, Blumen Group makes use of numerous collaborations with important public and private research institutes (University of Padua, CNR of Milan and Turin, CREA, ENEA, DYN-Diagnostic).
THE GROUP WORKS ON THE MARKET WITH TWO DIVISIONS:
Home & Garden division
works in the Hobby segment, with brands dedicated to seeds, products for nutrition and the care of plants and pets.
Vegetable Seeds division
works in the segment of seeds dedicated to
Professional channels (farms, agricultural resales, nurseries).