Fischer Farms launches trial of vertically farmed strawberries
Added on 18 July 2023
Fischer Farms has launched a trial of vertically farmed strawberries and soft fruits at its dedicated research and development farm in Litchfield, Staffordshire.
The agri-tech company said a team at the site had been cultivating soft fruit crops in a bio-secure, controlled environment as part of the business’s wider food security goals.
The company already grows herbs and short leafy greens at scale at its vertical farm in Norwich, and the same technology is now being used to grow soft fruits.
The R&D facility will also be used to trial the next stage of crops including rice, wheat, peas and soy beans. Fisher announced it had completed a first wheat-growing trial at the site in February.