Year-round Fresh Strawberry Exports from the Western Mediterranean with Soilless Agriculture…
Sales of strawberries abroad from the Western Mediterranean region reached 171 thousand 900 dollars with an rise of 186 percent compared to the same period of the previous year on January 1-March 17.
Antalya Agriculture and Forestry Provincial Director Gökhan Karaca said that due to the high added value and high market demand, strawberry producers have turned to soilless agriculture.
In Antalya province, which has a say in greenhouse agriculture, fresh strawberries are offered to consumers for 12 months with soilless production.
Different fruits and vegetables grown in Antalya, which has a rich variety of products in agriculture, are sold domestically and abroad. The province, which stands out with its fresh vegetable and fruit sector in exports, also uses agricultural technologies in the best way.
Soilless agriculture, which has come to the fore in order to increase the quality and yield in the product in recent years, is becoming widespread throughout the region. One of the products grown with soilless agriculture is strawberries. The production of strawberry, which normally has a 6-month season, is extended to 12 months with soilless agriculture.