Millennium Pacific Greenhouses is launching its business growing tomatoes on the vine in Cummings Valley, after construction of its buildings was completed this November.
“After four years it became a reality,” said Mehrdad Elyasi, president of Millennium Pacific Greenhouses.
Millennium is just the most recent company to open greenhouses in the Cummings Valley, taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions.
Millennium's 15-acre facility grows anywhere from 62,000 to 63,000 plants annually. Workers constantly tend to the health of the plants to speed up production.
The plants, ordered from propagation companies in Canada, were about 45 days old when they arrived at the facilities in early November. They are placed in Coco agricultural bags that are made up of coconut peat, fiber and husk chips. A water line infused with nutrients is placed at each plant’s base.