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The strawberry business!

Discussion in 'Agribusiness' started by pistol valy, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. pistol valy

    pistol valy Founder Member

    In the last two years i have seen people winning a lot of money from the strawberry business! They plant strawberries, clean them of weeds, and take a good care of them., and when these fruits reach maturity,
    the peasants sell them in big markets or a supermarket. Really, i know someone who made five
    trucks with big and tasty strawberrys.
    This guy keep telling me to invest in land and that he would borrow me some strawberry seedlings and the transport. I don't know if i should invest in this because is a seasonal business, i would not allow myself to create a warm room for strawberry plants in winter. You would risk to start a business like this?
     

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  2. Reverted

    Reverted Founder Member

    I honestly don't know much about the strawberry business but I can tell you this - in my country, we have several strawberry areas where the businesses plant them for kilometers around. It's like crazy strawberry field and then they allow people to come pick them up themselves (they give you a bucket) and once you have picked as many as you want, you come to the front, they weight the bucket and you pay! That's it. I think this business idea is really smart because it saves you a lot of the time having to pick up these strawberries yourself PLUS people love doing it. They love being able to see actual strawberry when they're still growing because then they know where the strawberries are from (not some foreign land but homemade). It is really profitable.

    Hope this helps you a bit :)
     
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  3. pistol valy

    pistol valy Founder Member

    I never heard about such thing, we are the ones who pick them up and sell. Our client is just paying the money. Thanks for your answer to my post Reverted and wish you a nice day!
     
  4. IdealMike

    IdealMike Founder Member

    Oh yes I remember visiting a strawberry farm once when I was young. It was more like, one for me, one for the box. Two for me, two for the box, three for me, well you get the idea! :D

    I don't mean to be too visceral about it but people bloody love strawberries and anywhere there is a field where they are growing people will come, close and far to eat them.

    So it could be a good investment if you can pull it off and get a good yield from your sowing work. What you sow you reap, depending how the weather is!

    I think strawberries need a long hot spell don't they? God knows! You'd have to become a strawberry expert probably! A strawberry CEO and connoisseur! :D

    Or even if you don't charge people to pick them, you could harvest them and sell them at the market or to your mate yeah.

    So yeah, absolutely go for it. When it's running, I hope you will return here with the offer of sending us some nice strawberries! :D

    I like the really really, (like they have been GMO'd) sized strawberries. ;)
     

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