Soilless strawberries produced in the greenhouse established in Mertoğlu village of Sinop are exported to many countries of the world.
Soilless strawberries produced in the greenhouse established in Mertoğlu village of Sinop are exported to many countries of the world. The greenhouse, which has been in operation for 3 years, is aimed at an annual production of 100 tons.
Strawberries produced in the 7.5-decare strawberry greenhouse established by Istanbul investor Yasin Güngör in the Mertoğlu village of Sinop are admired worldwide. Strawberry, which is sent to many provinces of Turkey, is generally exported to Arab countries. Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Kyrgyzstan are among the top strawberry exporters.
Causes Less Disease than Soil Production
Stating that soilless strawberry production is more advantageous than normal strawberry, greenhouse manager İrfan Kümeç said, “The biggest feature that distinguishes it from soil production is that it is the cocopit. Coconut is the crust of the earth. We can feed it as much as we eat. I want, therefore cocopit is preferred.
165,000 Strawberry Saplings Available
Saying that the greenhouse has been in operation for 3 years, Kümeç said, “There are approximately 165 thousand saplings in our 7.5-decare greenhouse. We aim to produce an average of 100 tons per year. We have determined our product capacity as 100 tons this year. There are Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan. It is not possible to keep up with the demand, there is excessive demand and we try to catch it as much as we can. Apart from these, we have markets that we supply to the domestic market, we also work with big chain patisseries outside Istanbul, Kastamonu, Sinop. Turkey’ “With this equipment. Fully equipped with everything, so our product quality is very high,” he said.
Bahar Kulşak, who is engaged in strawberry picking and care in the greenhouse, said, “We collect when the order comes in, we take care of the plants. We can increase it up to 100-150 kilos per day, depending on the situation. The rashes.”
Gülşen Tekin, who has been working in maintenance and harvesting since the day the greenhouse was established, said that the soilless strawberry is of higher quality and cleaner than the production made in the soil.
Nazmiye Tekin, on the other hand, explained that there are bees working in the greenhouse and that they carry out the fertilization process of the flowers.