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Capsicums growing in a greenhouse

Capsicums growing in a greenhouse

Capsicums or sweet peppers are grown in heated glasshouses in New Zealand. The plants are raised from seed in blocks of rockwool and nutrient solution is piped to each growing plant. Plants bear fruit for some 10 months before they are replaced.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Covered vegetable crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008