Case vacuum cooling of Chrysanthemum
Dutch grower Arcadia is a leading quality & award winning grower of Chrysanthemum. Owner Bart van Ruijven: “We use the Weber vacuum cooler on a daily basis to quickly cool down our fresh cut flowers, to preserve quality & vase life”.
50% more Chrysanthemum in the same box!
Bart cools in two stages: “ With vacuum we quickly bring the Chrysanthemum to sleep, in the cold room we further reduce their temperature to hibernation state.”.
He also states that “Only with our vacuum cooler it is possible to pack up to 50% more stems in the same size box. This can strongly reduce our shipment costs, and optimize our logistics.”
This installation is running to full satisfaction since mid-2014 in Arcadia at the Lier. Within about 15 minutes, the Chrysanthemums - packaged immediately after harvesting - were cooled down quickly and efficiently. Extended vase life is clearly achieved with this cooling method.