QUALITY

To be in accordance with its quality policy, Vilmorin gave itself the best tools and methodologies of analysis to test the seeds we offer on the market. Therefore, purity, viability and germination are rigorously evaluated in our laboratories. We also conduct some trials under greenhouse in order to be as close as possible to the real sprouting conditions. Seedlots which do not reach the imposed quality levels are definitely discarded.qualite labo

    A highly skilled staff has worked on technical and specific processes such as priming, scarification, stratification or coating, in order to meet our customers' high requirements.

     Seed quality is also expressed through its genetics: Working in close collaboration with research institutes, we bring to our forest seeds improved characters such as straightness or growth, while preserving a great genetic diversity, guaranteeing the adaptability of forests to climate change. For fruit rootstocks and some varieties of ornament, a large breeding program allows us to offer homogenous seeds for one or more traits, for example, graft compatibility. This genetic quality is validated by several certification programs: EU and INFEL fruit certifications, and different levels of forest certification, including the German ZÜFF program and the Genetic Diversity Charter.

    Quality is also traceability, that is why Vilmorin has invested in a advanced software allowing an optimal traceability for all commercialized lots. In this way, each seedlot can be followed, from the parcel harvested to the seedling.