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Two million invested in growing cucumbers in winter

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To compete against imported vegetables in the cold months of the year, Mārupe-based vegetable producer Mārupes Siltumnīcas, has built new greenhouses for growing cucumbers in winter.

According to Citadele bank, Mārupes Siltumnīcas will be the first company in Latvia to grow cucumbers at winter time. Being already the leading vegetable producer in the country, it has invested 2.2 million euros into building a 5,000-square-kilometre greenhouse with a lighting system needed for winter-time.

«Until now, we could grow cucumbers and tomatoes in our greenhouses from March to October. From now on, we’ll be able to harvest crops all-year-long,» says the firm’s head and co-owner Kaspars Brunovskis, adding that expertise shared by Estonian and Finnish producers had helped in the project.


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