They are back again this year: heart-shaped cucumbers. Grower Snack Products from Asten grows the cucumbers exclusively, in the well-known Qutefruit plastic mold that gives the cucumbers their special heart shape. But does the special gift also know how to find its way to loved ones in corona time? "Yes, certainly, they will also get 'a nice spot' this year," says grower Willy van Bussel.
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Vegetables in a special shape
As a grower and producer, you are always looking for new opportunities and outlets. Therefore we would like you to get acquainted with the heart shaped forms for mini and snack cucumbers. Qutefruit is a plastic mold, which transforms cucumbers into a trendy heart shaped snack. Great for kids, parties, Valentine, as decoration for a dish or buffet, et cetera.
A heart shape
The heart shape gives you a distinctive product in hands. And because the growth into a heart shape requires only a few days, you can quickly respond to the market demand. The implementation of other forms, such as a star or a flower, also belongs to the possibilities in the future.
When the cucumbers are about two inches thick, the fruit is pushed into the Qutefruit mold. The mold gets closed with a strip. After a few days, the cucumbers can be harvested. Special tools have been developed for the removal of the cucumber. You can choose a system that allows you to manually or automatically remove the cucumber strips.
- Easy and fast to apply
- No damage to the crop
- The color and quality of the cucumber remain good
- Can be used over and over again
- Consists of two parts (shape and strip)
- Convenient suspension mechanism in the strip
- Because of universal concept, other shapes also possible
Qutefruit in de media
M&S has launched a 'Love Cue' for Valentine’s Day - a heart shaped cucumber grown in an M&S farm in Kent. But it is only going into these selected stores across the UK into 95 stores but once they’ve gone, that’s it.
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