4 unique greenhouse crops

4 unique greenhouse crops

Mango trees originated in Southeast Asia, and today they are mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions of Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. Photo: Corenthin-Chassouant.

People who have been in the controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) market for a long time will often say it’s possible to grow almost any crop indoors, as long as you have 1) the knowledge on how to grow it, and 2) a place to sell it. In addition to berries and specialty herbs, which we’ve covered in recent weeks, here’s a quick look at a few other greenhouse crops.

Mangoes

Mango trees originated in Southeast Asia, and today they are mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions of Brazil, Mexico, and Australia.

According to Corenthin Félix Chassouant, an agronomist in Southeast France and Export Sales Director for Harnois Greenhouses, controlling mango quality in open-field production is challenging because of exposure to pests and diseases.

“Moreover, the massive use of fertilizer and leaching of these also causes problems,” says Chassouant, who also notes that mango varieties such as Harumanis need long periods of dry conditions to initiate flowering.

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Photo: Mango trees originated in Southeast Asia, and today they are mostly grown in tropical and subtropical regions of Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. Credit: Corenthin-Chassouant.

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