The Story of the Orchard
Being located in the Dobrudja valley, at the heart of Bulgaria's breadbasket, our soils are rich in nutrients and minerals which explains the wealth of history connected with this land. From ancient rulers, to Roman and Byzantine emperors battles have been hard fought for control of these fertile lands. History has proven the vital importance of this location and we take studentship of them very seriously. This is why we look to the future guided by our past.
Planted in 2013 the orchard has one express purpose - to produce high quality fruit using modern methods of cultivation in parallel with the traditions laid on by hundred of years of Bulgarian agricultural practices. We've planted over 160,000 thriving trees spanning over 100 hectares comprising of 5 main cultures - apples, cherries, nectarines, apricots & grapes.
For more information about the Fruit Assortment, please visit "The Fruits" page.
Staying true to our principals of freshness, cleanliness and environmental responsibility we have been certified by Global G.A.P. ensuring that our practices are compliant with international standards of production.
For more information about our environmental protection practices please visit the "AgroEcology" page.
The whole length of each and every row has drip irrigation installed - we have a whopping 250 km of this watering system, vital for the healthy development of the trees during the dry summer months. Some 2000 cubic meters of water are circulated around the orchard every day.
We have an integrated system delivering exact quantities of our high quality Italian fertilisers supplying the trees with the exact quantity of nutrients necessary for their healthy development, while preserving the surrounding natural habitat.
The entirety of the orchard is covered in netting preserving the trees from hail and sunburn during the summer. The total area covered spans over 1,000,000 sq.m. making our's one of largest such installations in the country.
We have made this investment in the quest to produce only high quality, long lasting, fruits for our customers who have come to expect from us this unrelenting drive for perfection.
Sorting & Cold Storage
Our sorting line is provided by Unitech, considered the leader in the industry. It was build to measure exactly for our needs by our friends in Italy, capable of handling 2.5 tonnes of fruits per hour. It provides us with the ability to sort through defects (even ones beneath the surface and invisible to the naked eye), sizes and colours to make sure our customers receive only the best quality.
We have 10 state-of-the-art cooling chambers, 5 of which have automated controlled-environment capabilities. These facilities allow us to preserve our prized fruits for months after harvest without hampering their natural characteristics. This way we guarantee that our customers can have fresh fruits all year around.
With our fleet of cold storage vehicles we complete an unbroken temperature chain from field to store shelves, extending the shelf life of our fruits once again in an effort to satisfy even the most capricious customer.
With these thoughtful investments over the years Fruktalina's brand has become synonymous with quality, freshness and reliability. All of us at Fruktalina strive to set the standards cultivation, sorting, storing and transportation of fruits in Bulgaria, by observing the international best practices. Proof of this is our year on year Global G.A.P. certification.