Gert-Jan’s great-grandfather was the first generation at agricultural business Oskam, that has developed from a hybrid business since it started in 1930 to the current cultivation of apples and pears. Gert-Jan grew up surrounded by fruit, and gradually became more and more active in the business. He now runs it independently with his wife Caja. In 2009, they were one of the first to grow the Xenia pear variety. Gert-Jan strives to achieve the right balance between quality and weight, and cultivating in the most environmentally friendly way.