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 are some 70 hectares (173 acres). The orchard is fully equipped with drip-feed irrigation. In the spring of 2017, in collaboration with the Israeli developer Ben Dor, we also set up an experimental orchard for novel varieties of apricots, plums, peaches, apples and pears.
We select varieties of cherry to give us the longest possible harvesting time, with early varieties like Bigarreau Burlat, Royal Ancel, Sabrina, followed by mid-season varieties: Vanda, Van, Tehlovan, Stella, Red Pacific, Frisco, Sofia, Reinier, Skeena, Royal Edie, and then later-ripening varieties, such as Kordia, Sam, Silvia, Lapin, Bing, Karina, Regina, Sweetheart, Staccato, Fertard.
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.