Group of Belgium growers to build 30 hectares of pepper greenhouses in The Netherlands

Yesterday, a group of five Belgium pepper growers officially announced construction plans for two 15 hectare of greenhouses in Autrichepolder, a horticultural area in Zeeuws_Vlaanderen, the southernmost region of the province of Zeeland in the south-western Netherlands. The pepper growers will soon break ground for the first 15 hectare, and the second phase will be built in 2016. The first fruit is planned to be picked in 2015.

Just like the other greenhouses in the horticultural area, the new structures will be heated with residual heat from a nearby fertilizer plant from Yara Fertilizers. The fertilizer plant will also supply the growers with CO2.

The horticultural site in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is currently home to three growers and another tomato grower recently broke ground in the area. Together with the 30 hectares from the Belgium growers, the total acreage of the cluster will become more then 80 hectares of the Venlo greenhouse, with more options for further development.

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