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US infographics show fruits and vegetables that are in season

Plan to purchase your fruits and vegetables during their peak seasons, and you'll not only enjoy them more, you'll save money while maximizing nutrition.Buying in season makes all fruits and vegetables more enjoyable—and that’s not the only benefit, according to NYC-based registered dietitian Lisa Hayim......

Philips Lighting introduces new GreenPower LED toplighting

"Higher efficacy, light output and a longer lifetime"

Philips Lighting has been promoting the new GreenPower LED toplighting modules since IPM Essen, helping greenhouse growers improve the growth of lettuce, herbs and high-wire vegetable crops. Both new versions offer a higher light efficacy of up to 3.3 µmol/J, a longer lifetime of 35,000 burning hours and.....
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Dutch grower presents extra small tomato

During the Fruit Logistica, Greenco, together with colleague grower Nico Duijvestijn, launched Tommies Mini Toppers. According to Greenco, the new tomatoes are sweet, crunchy, and above all, small. “Ideal to use in meals, because they don’t need to be sliced. A gap on the market within applications of.....

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Feasibility of flexible thin glass in greenhouses

In a recently published study the feasibility of the application of flexible thin glass in greenhouses was researched. With the development of thin but very strong glass plates, as used for mobile telephones, new possibilities emerge for new greenhouse roof designs and new possibilities to apply these.....

Growing your own mushrooms with Hexering

Super local, convenient, almost organic, fun to watch and to experience. The tomato plant from Gaby van der Harg of Farmzy meets all the market trends: you can grow it at home and it’s easy to do, the plant is environmentally friendly, and an organic version is in the works. In 2017, Farmzy sold the first.....

Blendabella

New ready-to-eat blend of portabella mushrooms, vegetables and herbs launched

Supplies of domestic mushrooms are very good right now. “This year’s supply is similar to last year’s,” says Bill Litvin of Temple, Pa.-based Giorgio Fresh Co. “We found that the industry supply though was very tight in November, December and January.” Litvin notes that currently 64 per cent of the U.S......

US: New beet salsa product hits the shelves

Just when you think you’ve seen all the pioneering ways to present beets, Love Beets have launched a new product, Beet Salsa. Timed with the SuperBowl rapidly approaching, Love Beets have created what they say is a twist on a classic, incorporating fresh green pepper, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to make a.....

Trendy Kimberley super fruit

Australia: Gubinge successful in health food industry

Native superfood gubinge, also known as Kakadu plum, is a staple bushfood for Indigenous people across northern Australia, but the health benefits from its high levels of Vitamin C are fast becoming known in the health food industry. Kimberley's only commercial producer of dried gubinge powder had a.....

Color and flavor compensate for appearance

Heirloom tomatoes garner increasing demand in North America

Like many other commodities these days, tomato season never really finishes, moving from district to district – or country – gives customers access to the fruit 365 days a year, both organic and conventional.The tomato category is diverse, there’s practically a tomato for every use and consumer: value,.....

Mastronardi Produce, Stoffels Tomatoes, La-Palma and Perfection Fresh

Grower quartet throws weight behind Toma'Muse concept

Next week on the Fruit Logistica a remarkable collaboration between breeding company TomaTech, and 4 world leading produce companies is presented. Mastronardi Produce (Canada), Stoffels (Belgium) La-Palma (Spain) and Perfection Fresh (Australia) launch the Toma'muse concept together. This “breeder – fresh.....

New GrowWise Control System

"More flexibility and control for LED cultivation"

Philips Lighting announced the introduction of the GrowWise Control System which allows growers and researchers to easily create and run custom LED light recipes to meet the needs of specific crops to improve quality, productivity and efficiency. The control system has been developed to work with the.....

US (TX): Strawberry hummus to be sold at H-E-B for Valentine's Day

If you’re the one who always had a craving for strawberry hummus; now is your time.The Austin-based company Lantana has created the first-ever strawberry-flavoured hummus, just in time for Valentine's Day. And Lantana has created more flavours, such as edamame, siracha carrot, black bean, yellow lentil and.....

Klasmann-Deilmann takes over international distribution of Growcoon

The Klasmann-Deilmann Group has placed the distribution of the Growcoon propagation system on a fairly long-term basis. The agreement with Netherlands-based manufacturer Maan BioBased Products is initially for a three-year period, with an option for extending the contract. “We’re proud that an innovative.....

Italy: Premium date tomatoes by Azienda Agricola Ottone

"Over the years, we have understood that growing produce wasn't generating enough profit for us. After accurate deliberation and after having made a few investments, we started commercialising our tomatoes directly," explains owner Giuseppe Ottone.Giuseppe Ottone"We currently own 7 hectares of protected.....