This will be the first enterprise in Russia with the production of strawberries all year round.
This year, the greenhouse complex is expected to reach its full capacity. Farmers expect a harvest of up to a thousand tons of berries per year.
Cultivated blueberries. Ministry of Agriculture of the Stavropol Territory
The project is being implemented by Taste of Stavropol LLC. The company also launched the production of blueberries on two hectares. Northern berry grows well in the foothills of the Caucasus. The first harvest is already being sold in shops and markets of the region. Governor Vladimir Vladimirov calls berry growing a promising branch of the regional agro-industrial complex. Measures to support it are constantly expanding within the framework of the state program of the Stavropol Territory “Development of Agriculture”. Last year, 4 million rubles were allocated from the budget for these purposes, which made it possible to reimburse agricultural producers up to 70% of the costs.
– In 2022, subsidies for berry growing in the amount of 6 million are provided. The issue of increasing the budget for laying and caring for berry crops is being considered, – said the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Stavropol Territory Evgeny Grishchenko.
Farmers in the region are expanding their berry assortment by growing currants, raspberries, blackberries and even blueberries, a berry from the northern latitudes. The area of berry plantations in the region is 131 hectares.
Since the launch of the New Suppliers platform, 60 new business contacts have been initiated, said the head of Stavropol, Ivan Ulyanchenko.