23 April 2015
Enjoya. That is the name of the red/yellow striped pepper that is marketed jointly by growers Van den Berg from Est and 4Evergreen. This stunning pepper is a variety produced by Enza Zaden. Yesterday, Mr Sjaak van der Tak, the mayor of Westland municipality, harvested the first Enjoya in the greenhouse at ‘s-Gravenzande.
Grower Wilfred van den Berg discovered this bi-coloured pepper two years ago in a greenhouse at his nursery in Est. He now collaborates with 4Evergreen under the name Enjoya Growers to market this attractive pepper.
This year, the pepper is available from speciality greengrocers in the Netherlands, and Enjoya will be supplied to the catering and hospitality trade. “Enjoya’s unique, striking appearance gives the pepper a high decorative value. It challenges every passionate food fan to get creative”, is the view of the entrepreneurs.
On 23 April 2015, Mr Sjaak van der Tak, the mayor of Westland municipality, harvested the first pepper, and thereby symbolically opened the first official season for the Enjoya pepper.
Watch a video of the first harvest here.