"Producers can improve the commercial category of their products by using one of our nutritional products that improve the ripening of fruits and vegetables to advance the coloring of their fruits, improve their color, and make them brighter," said Javier Moreno, head of marketing at Ecoculture.
"We achieved this in the tests we carried out in recent months on different fruits, such as red California pepper, different varieties of tomato, strawberry, and persimmon.
This product designed by Ecoculture, Blush, covers the need of farmers at this time of year to improve ripening by providing their crops with the molybdenum and boron, which they need to mature, in a highly efficient formula that improves their coloration and accelerates the formation of color pigments.
"The low temperatures, humidity and lack of light of the winter months are a problem for producers, leading to a rise in prices and high market demand. In the test, Ecoculture achieved greater profitability through the foliar application of Blush in the ripening phase. The result was that the peppers obtained a more colorful and uniform color faster, which improved their overall appearance and increased their value."
Tomatoes after undergoing the Blush treatment
In the case of tomatoes, the product manages to alleviate the problems generated by blotchy or marbled ripening, an irregular ripening of the fruit with a lack of uniformity that is present in all varieties, growing times, and types of soil. This problem is caused by excessive fertilization with nitrogen; a high electrical conductivity; low levels of potassium; the poor absorption of calcium and boron; poor pruning management that disrupts the normal filling of the fruits; variations in temperatures and luminosity during maturation, and high relative humidity in the environment and soil.
"Parallel to accelerating the color and homogenizing it, it improves postharvest and allows producers to harvest their products before to increase their economic performance," stated the manager of Ecoculture Biosciences, Angel Ruiz Serna.
It is also a solution to give some air to the plants that are heavily loaded, or to obtain a last optimal harvest from the plants that are about to be changed," stated Javier Moreno. "The investment provides a good return, as producers only require to use minimum and specific doses. It is a safe and natural product that does not damage the plants and extends the fruit's shelf life. In addition, it is suitable for the zero residues category," he added.
Javier Moreno, Marketing Manager