Evelina Arrives at Serbian Market
13. september 2017.
Company Delta Agrar has expanded its fruit and livestock production into East Serbia. After Celarevo, the largest orchard in this part of Europe, the first 100 hectares were raised in Zajecar as well. The novelty is Evelina, a new club variety of apples, which will make its debut in our market in October. Evelina is distinguished by its aromatic fragrance, its balanced sweet and sour flavour and an amazing spectre of colours, from bright red to light yellow. Thanks to its natural firmness and resistance, this apple keeps the freshness and crispiness of a newly picked fruit for a long time.
Apart from club apple varieties Modi®, Pink Lady®, KIKU® and Evelina®, for which Delta Agrar has an exclusive production license, the new plantations have also been raised: of cherries (30ha), table grapes (7.5ha), peaches (3ha) and plums (1ha). The Company is also planning to expand its plantations by 100ha on an annual basis and achieve the goal of 400ha under orchards. Having in mind that this is the first year of production, the apple yield is 35t/ha, while the potential in full yield is up to 100 t/ha.
The first sheep production activity within Delta Agrar was organized at Vrazogrnac adapted farm which meets the most modern standards of sheep production. In the first stage 235 Ile de France sheep and 20 rams were imported from France. This breed is exceptionally adaptable and suitable for raising both in open pastures and in closed space. Besides the facilities with the most contemporary boxes and machinery, the farm also has a cutting-edge laboratory for artificial insemination of sheep. Delta Agrar is planning to produce more than 10,000 lambs a year.
The Company is planning to employ over 100 full-time and about 600 seasonal workers. This is of great importance to the Municipality of Zajecar which, according to the most recent statistics, records about 12,000 unemployed people.