Agrotime started its cherry growing activity in 2003 by planting a cherry orchard on approximately 20 hectares in Podayva Village in North East Bulgaria. By 2015 this had been increased to 40 hectares, and by the autumn of 2016 the total cultivated area for cherries will be some 75 hectares (185 acres). In the spring of 2017, in collaboration with the Israeli developer Ben Dor, we will also be setting up a 10 hectare (25 acre) experimental orchard for novel varieties of apricots, plums, peaches, apples and pears. The orchard is fully equipped with drip-feed irrigation.
We select varieties of cherry to give us the longest possible harvesting time, with early varieties like Bigarreau Burlat, followed by mid-season varieties: Vanda, Van, Tehlovan and Stella, and then later ripening varieties, such as Kordia, Sam, Silvia, Lapin, Bing, Karina, Regina.
Our orchard is where the attention to detail begins. We cultivate our trees with care and pay particular attention to ensuring Borisa cherries have all the space, light and nutrients necessary to grow fruit full of flavour and goodness before they are handpicked and packaged.