High productivity is important for a vertical farm – but getting the right quality of a crop is equally or even more important. With this in mind, it should not come as a surprise that our first experiments to grow strawberries at the GrowWise Center focused on achieving a sweet tasting strawberry.
Besides measuring productivity, we also measured the Brix values (sugar content) for two different strawberry varieties. It took us just over two months to grow strawberry plants from seeds. After that, we were able to pick large amounts of beautiful strawberries for about three months.
Normally produce from our facilities is used in the restaurants at the High Tech Campus. These strawberries, however, were so immensely popular that they never left our premises; they were eaten by our team as fast as they could ripen.