PRODUCTION

For some 10 years the teams at Asteraseed have been propagating more than 40 species for various French and international seed. Our experimented seed growers and our technical expertise allow us to fully exploit the weather conditions of our geographic location, the fertility of our soils and their irrigation capacity.

ANNUAL SPECIES

The mild spring and the associated precipitation are ideal conditions to optimize the establishment of species with an annual cycle. This softness also allows good vegetative development to support the plant during the onset of hot weather and the bolting phase.

BIANNUAL SPECIES

Biennial crops are well suited to our temperate climate. The mildness of autumn and spring allow a good establishment of the culture but also a flowering period under mild temperatures. The cold winter but without risk of destructive frosts allows an optimal vernalization of the plants to initiate the phase of bolting.

Diversified pedoclimatic conditions

Asteraseed is located in the North hemisphere (latitude between 42.7° and 43.8°N, similar to Cesenate, in Italy, longitude between 0.7 and 2.7°E)

SOUTHERN PRODUCTION AREA OUR HISTORICAL HEART

The Massif Central at the North and the Pyrenees at the South ensure very sunny and dry conditions in summer. The average-sized farms (50 to 200ha) provide wide production opportunities. The numerous water reservoirs allow us to irrigate the crops without restriction.

The deep clay-limestone soils are particularly well suited to biennial crops.

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NORTHERN PRODUCTION AREA FOR THE PROPAGATION OF NEW SPECIES AND A BETTER RISK DISTRIBUTION

Our experience in the center of France for 25 years, and today our development in the North of France allow us to produce new species while minimizing the climatic risk.

We work with large farms (200 to 600ha), on irrigated yet lighter soils. These areas are well suited for annual crops, and for species needing large surfaces for their production.

AN EVOLVING CATALOG

Many cultures have been added to our catalog over the years. Onion and carrot were the first species produced in our region. Beets, parsley, coriander, cabbage, leek or more recently bunchings onions, spinach, arugula and hybrid celery, have also developed.
“We produce in open fields or under shelters, these two production methods can be used for annual or biennial crops.”

“We produce in open fields or under shelters, these two production methods can be used for annual or biennial crops.”