Tsesmelis nurseries in collaboration with the largest anti-hail construction company of central Europe, Frustar Austria, has installed in our own field, rain protection system with plastic covers for the reduction of cracked fruits during harvest.
Opposite of our facilities in Agios Georgios Imathia, we have established an experimental cherry orchard which has over 20 new cherry varieties to be evaluated by our agronomists.
The rows in which we have installed the varieties with super-early harvest, are now protected by special plastic cover for rain. Because of this protection/insurance our cherries immediately acquire added value and also the following advantages:
- Minimizing cracked fruits because of rain
- Larger fruit size
- Weather independent harvesting
- Lower expenses of sorting
- Continuous supply to the market
- Anti-hail protection
The same system is used in grapes, berries and other fruits which require protection from the rain. In addition table vines are harvested earlier. The same occurs with cherries. Particularly in early-harvesting areas this system achieves even quicker harvest which adds value to the production that is protected with plastic covers.