Currently, we are cultivating Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) and Winged Kelp (Alaria esculenta) at our sea farm at Skarveskjæret. We collected parent plant material from the area, which was subsequently propagated by Hortimare.
In the fall, we transfer the minute seaweed seedlings to sea. During the winter, when light is scarce, we see little development of the seaweeds – just as in nature.
However, when the days got longer, our seaweed crop develops rapidly.
Harvesting takes place between April and June.
After explosive growth, the winged kelp is the first one to be harvested
Both sugar kelp and winged kelp are developing very fast.
Here, we monitor the changes - especially the winged kelp (Alaria esculenta) is soon ready to harvest
After a long wait during the winter, we can finally report the first growth of our seaweeds at the farm.
Now the farm is installed - the seeding of cultivation ropes is next...
Now TANGO Seaweed is ‘on the map’! – Both our cultivation licenses in Herøy municipality are now part of the aquaculture catalogue – seaweed cultivations are indicated by green plant symbols.
Midwinter, preferably December and January, is the right time to collect parent sugar kelp blades which at that time have formed sori (areas full of spores, the kelp’s propagules).