Soft Fruits

Our substrates used for soft fruit production are a result of many years of experiences, trials and feedback from researchers, advisers and growers. We can supply the most suitable growing media for each soft fruit cultivation system. BVB Substrates is the specialist in substrates for the soft fruit sector.

Tailor-made growing media

We can always provide our growers with advice and help them decide what would be the best mixture for their specific growing methods and cultivation style. We offer substrates for several different types of soft fruits, like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Since we produce substrates to order, we  are able to quickly attend to the changing market and supply growers with the best tailor made mixtures.

BVB TopClean

In addition to substrates we can also provide a suitable cover agent. The cover agent, BVB TopClean, prevents the growth of moss and other weeds, which saves the grower a lot of work. It also makes sure the top layer of substrate dries up quickly and stays in place even during transportation or windy weather. It is perfectly safe to use for soft fruit cultivation.

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Substrates for soft fruits

In this short video we share what’s most important in substrates for soft fruits.

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Sharing knowledge

We have been organizing several grower conventions that focus on soft fruits for years now. The convention that was once called “Haasnoot Aardbei Symposium” is still one of the most important events within this segment. Every year we organize the “Aardbeiendag” (Strawberry day) in Brabanthallen in ‘s Hertogenbosch and the Soft Fruit Conference (ISFC) together with other parties.

We also organize special masterclasses in our BVB College to share knowledge with growers and other people in the field.

BVB Accretio

BVB Accretio is a new, sustainable raw material by BVB Substrates. This raw material has great qualities and can improve the properties of the mixtures to which it is added. It is especially suitable for use in Soft fruits mixtures.

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Adding fertiliser

It is possible to add aggregates to the mixtures. It depends on the specific needs of the grower which aggregate is added. We have to make sure the aggregate is of value for the plant that grows in the substrate. We usually add a basic mixture of fertiliser (PG-mix) to the substrate. We can use Dolokal to control and tune the pH-level of a mixture. On request we can add longlasting fertilisers, biological fertilisers or, for example, mycorrhizas.

Other additives that can help reach the desired physical property are perlite, bark and coir. Our sales advisors can help you find out what additives your cultivation would benefit from.

Growing in trays

We provide special substrates for misted tips and growing in trays. These mixes do not compact which is important for preventing root diseases.