Frequently Asked Questions

What is Genting Garden?
Genting Garden is the go-to source for fresh, top-notch salads and herbs in Malaysia.
What products does Genting Garden offer?

Genting Garden offers a wide range of products including a wide range of gourmet tomatoes, fresh leafy salads, herbs, edible flowers, fresh salad dressings and pesto sauces, and ready-to-eat salads kits

Where can I find Genting Garden products?
Genting Garden products are available both locally and in regional markets. You can find them at select grocery stores, supermarkets, and specialty food retailers here (link to where to shop page)
Are Genting Garden products locally sourced?

Yes, Genting Garden takes pride in growing all their own salads and herbs locally in the highlands of Malaysia, ensuring freshness and supporting local supply industries. Now, our team of 480 operates four farms - Genting Farm, Bertam Valley Farm, Highland 49 Farm and Tanah Rata Farm - and over 210 hectares of land.

Are products organic because they are hydroponically grown?
No. It is not correct to assume vegetables that are grown by water culture are organic. Most Organic Associations require the growing of vegetables to be done only in soils and without any man made fertilizers or chemicals being applied. Exceptions have been granted by USDA (USA Dept of Agriculture) in the case of aquaponics or systems which can prove all nutrients have been derived from a natural source.
Can I purchase Genting Garden products online?
Currently, Genting Garden products may be available for online purchase through select retailers or their own official website. Check their website or inquire with local online grocery platforms for availability. You can find them at select grocery stores, supermarkets, and specialty food retailers here (link to where to shop page)
Are Genting Garden products pre-washed and ready to eat?
It’s always recommended to wash fresh produce before consumption to ensure food safety. As for our ready-to-eat salad bowls and bags, they undergo a thorough triple-washing process, ensuring that they are cleaned and ready for consumption straight out of the package.
Do Genting Garden products contain any preservatives or additives?
Genting Garden takes pride in offering fresh homemade salad dressings, premium products without the use of artificial preservatives or additives to extend shelf-life or enhance flavouring. Our range of pesto sauces are pasteurized. Our focus is on providing natural and wholesome options.
Can I find recipe ideas or serving suggestions for Genting Garden products?
Yes, Genting Garden often provides recipe ideas and serving suggestions on our website or social media platforms. We aim to inspire customers to create delicious dishes using their fresh produce.
Does Genting Garden support sustainable farming practices?
Yes, Genting Garden is committed to sustainable farming practices. We prioritise eco-friendly cultivation methods and strive to minimise their environmental impact.
Do you grow fruits?
We only specialise in fresh salad leaves, tomatoes (salad fruit/vegetable) and herbs. Growing other types of crops would require different management and training techniques, higher cold storage temperatures and different temperatures in the packaging and transport chain.
Do you use pesticides?
Yes, we do. We use a fungicide only at an early stage (about 4-6 weeks before harvest) of the crop during the rainy season. This chemical is often used on lettuce in Europe and has a pre-harvest harvest interval (PHI) time of 2 weeks. By the time of harvest, the active ingredient has already degraded. We also use insecticides intended only for caterpillars and leaf miners. Both are completely harmless to humans and are used in Europe as part of integrated pest management (IPM) together with introduced natural predators in greenhouses. Organic farmers do also use such insecticides, as they are derived from plant extracts. We also strictly adhere to recommended harvesting PHI intervals if applicable.
How should I store my fresh salads and herbs to keep them fresh longer?
  • Store in the crisper box of the refrigerator at 5-7C and avoid exposure to drying cold air currents
  • Use airtight containers or plastic bags with small holes to control humidity for leafy greens and herbs.
  • Avoid washing leaves before storage, as excessive moisture can lead to mold and spoilage.
  • Tomatoes should be kept out of the refrigerator in a cool dark place so that the natural ripening process is not halted by cold as this will spoil the natural flavours. Cucumber, capsicum, palermo, and herbs should be kept in the refrigerator.
  • For more tips click here. (Lnk to Quick Caring Tips section)
How can I differentiate between ready-to-eat (RTE) and unwashed/other vegetables when shopping?
Look for packaging that indicates “pre-washed,” “ready-to-eat,” or “pre-cut.” These vegetables have undergone processing and cleaning steps, making them safe to eat without further washing. Unwashed or other vegetables won’t have such labels, indicating that you should wash them thoroughly at home before consumption to ensure food safety. There is no category of “No need to Wash” as this indicates that no wash process has taken place even though the produce would have been handled, exposed to dust and germs carried in the air, and potentially other living vectors of disease. It is a Marketing Slogan only.
Why are local salads and herbs sometimes more expensive than those from overseas?

We normally set our prices on an annual or even longer-term basis. This stability of prices helps both us and our customers with budget planning. Often, prices for fresh produce overseas are set each day in wholesale markets based on supply and demand. Therefore, in times of over abundance producers choose to export at cost price or below, overseas prices can then fall below ours. When we have abundance we then run promotional offers to help create more demand.

Also, we grow on a small scale in greenhouses where much of our work is still done by hand, whereas most imported lettuces come from large, mechanised farms that grow in open fields and therefore have economies of scale.

Because many of our operations are done by hand, we can carefully select, cut and package our produce, which extends shelf life and minimises waste in your kitchens, resulting in further savings for you. Of course growing locally the consumer can enjoy better tasting produce