Leamington greenhouse tomatoes: sweet and tasty agricultural innovation
Those tomatoes in your local grocery store, they took a lot of work.
Just ask Paul Mastronardi. He's the fourth generation president of Mastronardi Produce, the largest greenhouse tomato operation in North America. His Leamington, Ont., plant cultivates tomatoes in their greenhouses.
Unlike traditional field tomatoes, yields from these regulated greenhouses can be 10 to 20 times greater per square foot. Baby tomato plants are suspended and left to mature for eight to ten weeks before being harvested and exported across Canada and Asia.
Join chef Ricardo Larrivée and learns the state-of-the-art methods used to grow greenhouse tomatoes — keep your eyes peeled for the bees.