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The first cucumber harvest from ECO-Culture’s new greenhouses reaches Russian stores

ECO-Culture holding commenced harvesting and shipping the first cucumber crop grown in the new greenhouses to retail chains commissioned in Moscow, Tula, and Voronezh Oblasts according to the pre-scheduled procedure. Thus, about 600 tons of cucumbers will be sent to consumers every week. Starting from the end of March, the harvesting reached its full capacity in April. The vegetables are supplied to federal and regional distribution networks in the central regions of Russia, as well as to the Ural and Siberia.

Once commissioned, the new production facilities made it possible to significantly expand cucumber growing areas. Before, these vegetables were only cultivated at the holding’s facilities in Leningrad Oblast. From now on, cucumbers will be grown in three other regions without any reduction in the tomato share.

In particular, 5 hectares in the new Podmoskovie greenhouse complex are allocated for the high-yield Mehybrid Meva. The Tulsky facility’s second-phase greenhouses covering 11 hectares are used for the cultivation of the Hercules medium-sized hybrid, while the Voronezhsky facility’s new production units in the same area produce Meva and Svyatogor hybrids.

The enterprises of ECO-Culture company are primarily focused on growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. Meanwhile, the main production volume is accounted for by tomatoes, represented in a wide selection of both well-known and exclusive varieties. This year, however, given the high seasonal demand for cucumbers, the holding decided to increase the output of these vegetables at the newly commissioned facilities. The reason for this decision was the changed market conditions and the simultaneous need to speed up the import substitution program, which the company has been actively involved in since 2014.

According to Alexander Rudakov, the President of the agricultural holding, the current economic and geopolitical conditions make the decision to increase the output particularly important. This way, customers are offered a wide range of environmentally friendly, healthy, and tasty products from a trusted domestic producer. At the same time, supplying additional volumes is good both to meet the increased demand and to stabilize prices.

Therefore, said the head of ECO-Culture, the company makes a significant contribution to the country’s food security, while maintaining the stability and consistency of the flow of Russian-made demanded products into the stores.

ECO-Culture holding is a leading company in the sphere of indoor vegetable production. In its regions of presence, it has become the most important employer for the local population as well as a major taxpayer. Over the past 12 years, the holding has invested a total of 130 billion rubles in the agro-industrial complex and has created 7,000 permanent jobs.

One of the best food companies in the country, ECO-Culture holds a steady course for sustainable development with production capacities increasing, the output volume growing, and the geography of supplies expanding. Right now, ECO-Culture’s greenhouse complexes operate in Stavropol Krai along with Moscow, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Tula, and Leningrad Oblasts. In the nearest future, the holding also plans to launch facilities in Kabardino-Balkaria, the Caucasus, and Kazakhstan.