AgroCare tomato greenhouse, growing T-motion variety of tomatoes that are sold under the brand name of Red Pearl in supermarkets. AgroCare grows 20 million kg of hydroponic tomatoes/year out of their 6 greenhouses in Middenmeer, for export primarily to UK, Germany, and Scandinavia. Holland is the world's second-largest exporter of food. There are 4 tomato plants in each 120cm of rockwool that is saturated with aqueous nutrients.
Tomatoes are moved from hydroponic greenhouses to packing areas by robotic trains of carts that follow a magnetic track inside the concrete floor.
Was told that the Dutch hydroponic tomatoes are derisively called "wasser bombe" in Germany.
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