“We’re solely producing first-class merchandise”

“We’re solely producing first-class merchandise”

The high-tech greenhouses of Romenatur, with which they’ve managed to considerably improve the amount and high quality of their cucumber crops, are among the many greenhouses of Paraje la Cumbre, in El Ejido.

“Now we have a complete of 12 hectares: 5 of them in these new greenhouses, one other 5 being reworked into high-tech buildings, and a pair of extra with extra conventional buildings that we’re going to hold for now,” stated Montse Gonzalez. “Along with cucumbers, we additionally develop Palermo peppers; these are our two specialties. Nonetheless, cucumbers profit probably the most from this sort of construction by way of amount, homogeneity, and high quality.”

“In the intervening time, we’re harvesting about 20-23 kilos per sq. meter,” says Juanmi Romera. “We’re speaking about between 1 and 1,150 million kilos in 5 hectares; that’s, as much as 30% extra manufacturing than in a conventional greenhouse.”

Such a high-roof greenhouse additionally permits the implementation of cultivation strategies that maximize the usage of the house obtainable with out limiting the quantity of sunshine that the crops obtain as they develop, which helps keep the dimensions and high quality of the fruit steady all through the whole rising cycle.

“We planted the cucumbers on October 7, and by November 20, the crops had been already about 3 meters tall. By March 25, which is when the cultivation interval will finish, they are going to have grown to six or 9 meters. To assist the crops sustain with none load or development points, we’re pruning the leaves on the base and the flowers, and we’re de-leafing them in order that they keep a peak of about 3 meters and a relentless load of cucumbers.”

“By working with the crops on this method, we get hold of homogeneous fruits of a steady caliber, with out ever producing any second or third-class cucumbers. Actually, we’re solely harvesting first-class cucumbers from the beginning.”

“Palermo consumption is growing by 8 to 10% per 12 months”
Concerning Palermo peppers, as we tour his plantation in a close-by greenhouse Juanmi says that “This 12 months we have now opted for the Rijk Zwaan Palermo Rock selection, with resistance to powdery mildew. This resistance offers us higher peace of thoughts, understanding that we cannot have issues with the illness, particularly contemplating that, season after season, peppers are underneath higher stress from viruses and pests.”

“Proper now we’re harvesting the inexperienced peppers, getting issues prepared for the purple bell pepper harvest, which shall be carried out through the months of February, March, and April, and for the inexperienced Palermo, with which we’ll proceed till the top of Might.”

Palermo peppers “are doing very effectively available in the market,” says Juanmi. “Their consumption is rising at round 8-10% per 12 months, and regardless that their market is not as giant as that of bell peppers, it’s extremely appreciated all through Europe, the place our peppers are delivered each season.”

For extra data:
It’s ruminative
Paraje la Cumbre s/n
04700 El Ejido, Almería. Spain
Tel.: +34 645 765 095 / +34 645 769 977

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