PAST AND PRESENT OF THE RASPBERRY PRODUCTION IN THE TROYAN REGION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT
The Troyan region has ones of the most suitable soil and climatic conditions for development of the raspberry production in Bulgaria. It is the greatest producing region of raspberry fruits in our country. The establishment of raspberry plantations began more than 60 years ago. Cultivar Marlborough was grown for a long time. The main cultivars that have been planted were: Newburgh, Shopska Alena, Balgarski Rubin, Iskra, Malling Promise and Malling Exploit. In the past, the last two cultivars gave also the highest yields in the region (1100 kg/da). Morphological and biological characteristics of the cultivars were studied. In the last decades the areas, as well as the yields decreased drastically. In order to increase the yields, the raspberry plantations must occupy the most suitable locations with regard to exposure, soil, precipitations, coolness and avoiding of damages caused by colds and heats. The following cultivars are more adaptable to the contemporary climatic condi¬tions of the present raspberry production in the Troyan region: Samodiva, Shopska Alena, Meeker and Willamette.
Stoyanova, T., Minev, I. and Hristov, S. (2013). PAST AND PRESENT OF THE RASPBERRY PRODUCTION IN THE TROYAN REGION AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT. Acta Hortic. 981, 349-354
raspberry, production, cultivars, fruits