Melrow Nursery – Tomatoes – 3.4 hectares
Originally built for the growing of flat lettuce in its superb quality soil, Melrow Nursery was acquired by Flavourfresh in the late 1990s. The site has undergone a complete transformation, with one of the tallest blocks of glass in the UK. Known as “Genesis” this block has been designed for the future, with LED lighting, energy-saving thermal roof screens, a full recirculation system for irrigation run off and a Combined Heat and Power Energy Centre (CHP).
Smaller than Aldergrove but with two large glasshouses, the Melrow Nursery is managed by Andy Liggat and Craig Dickinson. Their 20-strong team produce over 90 million tomatoes per year.