“Potted arugula from hydroponics offered now”

Jointly with the advertising business Franken Gemüse, the innovative Scherzer vegetable farm has succeeded in growing arugula as hydroponics. The hydroponics are by now offered given that the beginning of February in southern German food stuff retail, studies Florian Wolz, controlling director of Franken Gemüse.

Arugula from traditional outdoor cultivation has currently been underneath tension for a number of many years, says Wolz. “Growing issues -for illustration, in conditions of nitrates, fertilizer laws and plant safety- are generating it significantly hard to cultivate arugula in southern German out of doors cultivation. Thanks to this, we took our pulse and appeared for choice cultivation techniques, following which we eventually made a decision on hydroponics.”

New from southern German cultivation: Hydro-arugula in pots

Substantial advertising opportunity for hydro-arugula
At the key website of the contemporary Scherzer vegetable farm in Dinkelsbühl, Franconia, a compartment of about 5,000m² was hence set up specifically for arugula in its modern day hydroponic facility. In accordance to Wolz: “Whilst Scherzer was now cultivating various varieties of lettuce as hydroponics at the same locale, a wholly new facility experienced to be established up specifically mainly because arugula cultivation consists of an incomparable water circulation method and corresponding dietary values.”

In phrases of marketing, Wolz sees appealing opportunity for arugula in pots. “Hydro-arugula has a leaf pounds around 50 grams, which is about the widespread usage or need amount in personal usage. In addition, it has a great shelf everyday living because of the root balls, which is why it stands out from traditional arugula,” claims Wolz, describing the a number of pros of hydroponics.

The Scherzer family hydroponic facility

Knoblauchsland: pioneer in hydroponics
The to start with hydroponic plant wolz3 of Franken Gemüse was recognized in 2015 at the Haubner member farm. Due to the fact then, a whole of a few other growers – Scherzer Gemüse, Georg Boß and Gemüsebau Hoffmann – have opted for the progressive cultivation process, so that native hydroponic crops – this sort of as vibrant lettuces, lettuce and pak choi – now mature and thrive at 4 various spots on a total of 100,000m2.

According to Wolz, there is clearly additional possible: “Lettuce is specially in desire as a hydroponic crop because, amid other issues, we can promise dependable excellent on a ongoing foundation many thanks to the weather-unbiased cultivation process. In the long expression, I consider it should really also be doable for vintage outdoor crops like celery, romaine lettuce and kohlrabi. At the minute, nonetheless, we are not there however: our activity is initially to converse the additional benefit of this novel cultivation method and on-website manufacturing appropriately.”

Photographs: Franken Gemüse / Scherzer Gemüse

For much more information and facts:
Florian Wolz
Franken Gemüse eGfranken
Tel: +49 911 – 934830
Fax: +49 911 – 9348320

Scherzer Gemüse
Standort Dinkelsbühl scherzer2
Waldeck 50
91550 Dinkelsbühl
Tel: +49 911 3104660

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