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First harvest cucumbers Winterlight Greenhouse

Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk recently started harvesting cucumbers from our new Winterlight Greenhouse. High-Power cucumbers (Nunhems / Bayer) were planted on 19 September. Thanks to the beautiful weather, the crop grew rapidly in this light greenhouse so that the first cucumbers could already be harvested on October 11. These fruits were remarkably long, just the opposite of what is normally seen at the start of the harvest. Growers who visit the test every two weeks, noticed a strong plant with large leaves.

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Although the greenhouse has more than 10% light transmission compared to a standard greenhouse, in this period, light is always still the limiting factor. After the holidays, a second test will be executed with a new crop based on the current knowledge.

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Date:
10 Nov 2016
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