Molds which Makes Plants into Shapes

Cucumber, zucchini and lemons have been grown inside transparent molds forming shapes such as hearts or stars.

Monday, April 15, 2013

From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

The Spanish company Zayintec displayed cucumbers in the form of hearts and stars during a tasting, at the stand of the Diputación Provincial de Almería.

Cucumbers with heart and star shapes, grown in Almería with biological control techniques, are not only attractive because of their original appearance, but also because of their unique agronomic and organoleptic characteristics. For the development of this new line of cucurbits, Zayintec has implemented a process of innovation and improvement on a variety of the Persian cucumber, from the Middle East.

For vegetables with whimsical shapes, Zayintec has also developed its own molds with a unique patented design which is certified for food use. The molds are transparent, in order to allow the passage of sunlight and facilitate proper maturation of the fruits, which adapt to the shape of the mold as they grow. Currently, they have already successfully completed field trials with molds for culturing cucumbers, zucchini and lemons.

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