$15M switch to greenhouse strawberries in time for Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2018 By Sharon Hill Windsor Star
Strawberry plants replaced cucumbers in a Leamington greenhouse this summer when DelFrescoPure made a $15-million switch to grow and sell fresh strawberries through the winter.
It costs 30 to 40 per cent more to grow strawberries because of the extra expenses such as added lighting that tricks the everbearing strawberry plants to grow like it’s a long summer day.
“We took a big chance putting these lights in,” Carl Mastronardi, president and one of the owners of the Kingsville-based Del Fresco Produce, said Monday. “It’s working.” | READ MORE
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