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Crop Management

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The cultivation is based on the technique of hydroponics. Ready plants, derived from Greek nurseries where they grow under the strictest phytosanitary requirements, are placed onto substrates of rockwool, ensuring a clean start of the culture, free from germs, diseases, bacteria, and other exogenous factors, while protecting the soil from erosion and reducing unnecessary use of water and fertilizers. The space is optimally used and the culture takes place annually.

The pollination of the fruits takes place in a natural way, using special bumblebees (type of bees ) .

Harvesting is done twice a week. The leaves around the mature stem are removed , so that the harvest can become easier and the plant can be removed from senescent leaves, which are potential entry points for contaminants that will threaten the crop. When the fruits reach the appropriate size and color, they are cut with specific steriled scissors, they are packed and leave our premises in order to reach the consumer.

The plants , despite the fact that they give fruits, they continue their development and gain height of 20 cm per week. Each plant is up to 12.5 meters and gives about 30 clones per year, when it is found in the appropriate conditions and no present development problems appear .

Qualified personnel , of Greek origin, constantly updated and trained in accordance with the latest practices and methods, takes care of tomatoes daily, controlling their growth and health.

As soon as the life of the plants is completed, they are removed from the chambers, which are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, so as to create a sterile and healthy environment for the next crop.

The cultivation in the greenhouse provides an environment that is closed to the weather and the diseases, but opened to natural sunlight. In the greenhouses of our company, highly advanced systems control the conditions, creating the ideal temperature, humidity, sunshine and C02 levels. These conditions are necessary for the production of healthy and abundant fruits.

Our tomatoes are grown with the method of hydroponics, without using soil. We rarely see weeds, and even if there are any, we remove them by hand , limiting the use of herbicides. A modern watering system with droppers on each plant separately, ensures that each plant receives the optimum amount of water and nutrients. The excess water is recycled and filtered, ready to be reused. With the ability that we have to reuse the water, the amount of water used has vertically dropped, saving a precious natural resource and minimizing the environmental footprint of our business .

With these droppers, water and nutrients fall exactly where we need them, in the roots of the plants. We also supply plants with carbon dioxide, to help them grow up in a healthy manner and be strong.

Once the plants are placed in the chambers in order to begin to be cultivated, they are tied in strings that are hung four meters from the ground. This system keeps the plants in an upright position, so as to receive maximum light, and can provide the maximum performance. The plants grow along the string and when they grow taller enough, they start "running" on the ground while simultaneously the old leaves are removed.

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