The growing season
The growing season runs from March up to the end of October. We implement crop rotation following the last harvesting round: the old crop is cleared away to make room for new plants. These plants grow through the winter period. Once March arrives, we start harvest the sweet peppers again.
Tasks involving the crop’s production include ‘topping and training’ the plants. This involves removing the plant’s unwanted shoots and training the plant along a support that guides it upwards. The plants can grow up to approximately four metres tall.
In addition to ‘topping and training’, the sweet peppers are harvested in containers, which are subsequently sorted and packed so that they can be transported to the customer.
There are possibilities for grow lighting but it does not yet provide sufficient added value when growing sweet peppers.