Veggies, fruits: Iran approves nine HWT plants to boost imports

Iran has approved some nine newly established Hot Water Treatment (HWT) plants to boost the imports of vegetables and fruits from Pakistan. According to Dr Mubarik, Head of Department of Plant Protection (DPP), Iran had lodged complaint through its ambassador about the substandard quality of vegetables and fruits being exported from Pakistan. He said that Iran through its complaint...

Something completely different…: Fruit and Vegetable last sitting

You’d think that a carrot is a carrot is a carrot, but that’s just not the case – some carrots are just carrots, and others are also intergalactic superheroes. And we’ve got a series of amazing fruits and vegetables here to prove it. A Sophisticated Radish Source: reddit StrawBEARy Source: imgur Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear As A Carrot Source: metro.co.uk A Duck-Shaped Tomato Image credits: Rick  A Happy...

Chaldal Wants To Become The Amazon Fresh Of Bangladesh’s Capital

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the densest cities in the world. Since real estate is at a premium, stores are often tiny and carry very limited inventory. Chaldal‘s goal is to give customers the experience of shopping in a big-box store with a huge selection. Backed by Y Combinator and 500 Startups, Chaldal currently stocks over 4,000...

Californian Farmer struggles with unions – for decades

source: L.A. Times, By GEOFFREY MOHAN (excerpt) The signs along the driveway into Gerawan Farming warn away job seekers, visitors and anyone trying to take photographs or record video. Dan Gerawan, president of the growing and packing company in the eastern San Joaquin Valley, said those measures aim to protect business secrets at the state's biggest producer of peaches, plums and...

A simple way to understand strawberry varieties

Penn State University offers and easy way to understand strawberry varieties on its website. Because strawberry varieties are extremely sensitive to local conditions, a variety that performs well in one location may do poorly in another area. Varieties that perform satisfactorily in northern Pennsylvania might fail miserably in the southern portion. Because of these differences in variety performance, gardeners are...

The evolution of watermelons discovered in a painting

Look in the bottom right corner of this painting. If you've never seen a watermelon like that before, you're not alone. This 17th-century painting by Giovanni Stanchi, courtesy of Christie's, shows a type of watermelon that no one in the modern world has seen. Stanchi's watermelon, which was painted sometime between 1645 and 1672, offers a glimpse of a...

Zespri AMG: Golden Kiwis boost for Zespri sales

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has boosted its latest price forecast for gold kiwifruit, but lowered it slightly for the main green variety as it works through a record production season. Zespri also reported a big lift in its sales and returns for the past season at its annual general meeting in Tauranga yesterday. Zespri chief executive Lain Jager said based on...
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