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The area of apple and berry forest plantations in the Russian Federation has reached 30 thousand hectares

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Douglas Berry
Russia
Published Aug 19, 2023

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The area of forests where apples, pears, and berries are grown has reached 30,000 hectares in 30 regions of Russia, particularly in the Far East and the North Caucasus. These forest gardens are a combination of fruit orchards and natural forests, where tall trees are combined with fruit crops. The popular wild apple can produce up to 60 kg of apples from one tree, and other fruits such as rowan, sea buckthorn, and raspberry are also widely used in various products. The forestry sector has the potential to expand and improve the cultivation of forest gardens, according to the press service of Roslesinform.
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The area of forests where apples, pears and berries are grown has reached 30,000 hectares in 30 regions, especially in the Far East and the North Caucasus. This was reported to TASS in the press service of Roslesinforga (the forest accounting department of Rosleskhoz). "The area of forest fruit and berry plantations and forest gardens in Russia is about 30 thousand hectares. Among such trees and bushes, the lion's share falls on the apple tree, pear, sea buckthorn, mountain ash, raspberry and wild rose. Their environmentally friendly fruits and berries are widely used - for consumption in fresh, processing into jam, compotes, jelly, preparation of tinctures. They are used in folk medicine and added as a spice," the message says. Forest gardens are a cross between man-made orchards and natural forests. In them, tall trees are combined with fruit crops, which, in addition to a source of useful products, are a high-quality undergrowth for growing the main forest-forming species. ...
Source: Kvedomosti
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