Tropical greenhouse and home bred sturgeon caviar in Frutigen, Switzerland
Yes, you read it right! In Frutigen, in the west of Switzerland, there is this tropical greenhouse with various exotic plants thriving and a sturgeon farm. The aim of this project was to produce sturgeon caviar one day and in the meantime to serve as an educational and amusement park, growing exotic plants. It has many interactive sections informing you about the project, the dangers of sturgeon hunting, what the plants are good for, and about renewable energy.
The tropical greenhouse is based on renewable energy,and the energy of the warm Lötschberg water accommodates the basins for the sturgeon breeding and helps grow tropical fruit.
The tropical greenhouse grows bananas, guavas, cocoa, mangoes, papaya, guavas, black pepper, vanilla, Curcuma, ginger, and many other varieties of spices and fruits. There is one section for orchids and other exotic plants.
Outside, they have the sturgeon basins, where the sturgeons are bred and caviar won, which is served at the local restaurant or sold at the shop.
If you are passing by the region, for example visiting Adelboden etc. go for a visit to this tropical greenhouse. It will interest children also and of course it is a good entertainment on rainy and snowy days!