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The most popular vegetable in Asia is also grown in Coquimbo, Chile

Vegetables
Chile
Published May 6, 2021

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It is exotic, nutritious and one of the most popular vegetables in China: Tatsoi conquers the Coquimbo region and is part of the hydroponic production led by a young man in the area. This Brassica from the cabbage family, with a slight mustard flavor, has deep green spoon-shaped leaves and crunchiness that make it a striking vegetable in any dish.

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With the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA) it also contemplates the cultivation of Golden Berry, Gonzalo Ibacache (31) has proposed to cultivate this vegetable and Golden Berry with a clear objective: “to innovate in the development of new products, to diversify the local agriculture and change the method of doing regional agriculture. This in response to the demand of consumers, who opt for products of this type, which is demonstrated in the rise in the consumption of sustainable, unusual foods that also have a high nutritional value ”, says the professional. To achieve this, on an area of 210 m2, he set up a productive greenhouse, in the town of Unión Campesina, southwest of Ovalle, covered with anti-aphid mesh and equipped with 10 floating root mesons (hydroponics) from which he obtains 600 tatsoi plants. and 60 Golden Berry plants in containers. In both cases, the innovation is to develop a commercial production with hydroponic systems. For tatsoi, the ...
Source: Redagricola
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