As of November 2019, no Tower Farm has been used to grow strawberries commercially as of yet.
When it comes to cash crops, over the last decade, Tower Farms have been mainly focused on growing leafy greens and aromatic herbs. Although Tower Garden allows growing over 150 different crop varieties, this aeroponic technology is unparalleled in terms of crop yield and quality when it comes to leafy greens and herbs. Any green veggie ranging from spinach, kale, arugula, lettuce, etc. and herbs such as basil, parsley, coriander, oregano, etc. grows faster, and features a significant increase in nutrient and antioxidant density, as well as showing superior flavonoid values. This translates into better crop yield, longer shelf life, and incomparable flavors:
We do not brag about growing superior leafy green and herbs, but rather, we give the irrefutable proof by publishing an extensive scientific comparative study available on the “beyond organic” section of our website.
In a Tower Farm growing leafy greens and herbs, towers can be harvested every 3 to 5 weeks depending on the crops. This means an average of 15 harvests per year and per tower…
When it comes to growing strawberries started from seeds, over the first year, contrary to planting in the soil, strawberry plants will give fruits although not sufficiently for commercial needs. We are in the experimental phase of the development of reusing “aeroponic plugs” from one year to the next (from plants which we started from seeds).
When planting strawberry seeds, it takes 6 to 8 weeks before the seedling is ready to be planted in the tower. It then takes another 3 months for the first fruit to start showing…. of course, when the first fruit is ripe, strawberry plants produce new harvestable fruits daily for 2 to 4 months depending on varieties.
When planting strawberry plugs in the towers, so far, we have experienced great results throughout various tests (mainly conducted at our partner Tower Farm in the Netherlands).
When growing strawberries, a tower must be dedicated for at least 8 months…
We are currently in the process of running various additional tests aiming at benchmarking the viability of growing strawberries commercially in a Tower Farm using our aeroponic vertical farming systems. Our tests are being conducted in greenhouses located in different climates and using strawberry seeds and plugs, as well as different strawberry varieties.
Although the strawberries grown using Tower Garden technology are delicious (juicy and tasty), and in spite of ongoing promising tests being currently conducted, at this stage of development, we are not in a position to respond to inquiries requesting strawberry crop yield estimates and projections.