Setting up an organic apple orchard for direct selling
An old abandoned farm through three separate investments was turned into an orchard with hail protection nets and a building to store the produce and equipment.
The Pivk family decided to buy an old farm that had been abandoned for 11 years and started fruit growing, which was quite untraditional for the area. Through 3 separate investments, the orchards were set up, hail protection nets were installed and a farm building for storage of fruits, equipment and marketing was constructed at the location of the old hayrack.
Around 30 tonnes of organic apples are grown annually and sold mainly locally directly at the farm holding;
2.5 ha of fruit orchards with 6.000 apple trees were set up, all equipped with hail protection nets;
The whole production is sold already before Christmas.
With own funds additional 1.5 ha of the traditional high-trunk meadow orchard have been renewed.