After travelling a few thousand miles in a refrigerated container, fresh fruit and vegetables start to seem somehow less than fresh. Chances are, they’ve lost a lot of their nutritional value along the way too.
While few of us have the privilege of picking and eating fruit as soon as it ripens, design student Hyunhee Hwang has come up with a way to deliver the freshest produce possible. The roots of the fruit plant create their own container in the form of a living basket. It’s an idea that works especially well for fruits that tend to perish quickly after picking, such as berries or figs.
Appearing under the brand name Nurture, the baskets come with a display stand, a spray to keep the plants moist and scissors to harvest the fruit. Just the thing for the table-top allotmenteer.