Netherlands: Nearly 6 hectares of new construction at Gardener's Pride

In order to provide year-round tomatoes to retailer Albert Heijn, Dutch horticultural company Gardeners Pride in Beetgum is expanding substantially. Next December, the first tomatoes will be harvested.

The tomato sector has been in a rut for a while now, so the news that Gardeners Pride invested approximately 9 million Euro in a 6-hectare greenhouse is remarkable. “The price slump occurs mainly in the beef tomatoes," explains co-owner Marco van Overbeek. “We specialize in the segment snack and cherry tomatoes in cups and buckets, which is more profitable at the moment."

The new construction expands an existing structure in Beetgum. Progress can be followed on the company’s website.Click here.

The site of Havecon also provides information on the project. The new greenhouse will be 5.9 hectares, with a grating length of 12 meters and a channel length of 205.64 meters. The column height is 7 meters, the section size 5 meters wide and the greenhouse roof will be outfitted with diffuse glass with AR-treatment at an angle of 22 degrees.

Source: Leeuwarder Courant.

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