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A trip to the Rose Valley in the season of the “queen of flowers”

A legend has it that a Bulgarian who returned from Persia planted the first rose flower in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley. When the man was still in Persia, he fulfilled the will of a rich and powerful shah to build a mosque in the courtyard of his..

28.05.21 16:30 |

A number of serious problems bring stormy clouds over Bulgarian rose production

Bulgaria is famous as the country of roses. It has long been among the leaders in rose oil production, but those employed in the sphere have raised the alarm over a number of issues, some of which have been neglected for years. If we add to..

18.05.21 17:02 |

There is no market for Bulgarian oil-yielding rose

40% of roses will remain unpicked. In the autumn, some of the producers will start destroying the plantations, the Association of Rose Growers in Bulgaria forecasts. The reason is the lack of markets , BNR Horizont reporter Veselina Milanova..

14.05.21 12:15 |

Rose production at risk of zero year

The pandemic has hit the perfume industry, and hence the rose oil business. In 2020, 40% of the rose crop remained unpicked. This year the situation is critical. “We are on the verge of a zero year in rose production. A great many of the..

04.02.21 13:27 |

From the family gardens to world markets

The producers of rose oil from their own gardens near the town of Panagyurishte – the Ralchevs – lift the curtain on what exactly goes on at an organic farm and how the plants are grown. When the family’s heir, Vasil, developed his marketing..

04.06.20 14:25 |

Over 40% of rose crop this year to remain unharvested

The Bulgarian sector processing oil-yielding rose is left to cope with problems alone, while in Turkey there is state support, which lowers prices on world markets. This is what Metodi Stefanov, who is working in the field of rose processing, has told..

01.06.20 15:54 |

Global pandemic threatens rose-growing in Bulgaria

All Bulgarian towns where oil-yielding rose is grown organize celebrations in May. However, this old means of livelihood has been experiencing serious difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic. Although there are many lands planted with..

15.05.20 16:28 |

Quality of rose plantations to be inspected during rose-picking season

During the rose-harvesting season, the Ministry of Agriculture for the first time will start identification of oil-bearing rose plantations in Bulgaria. The type of plantations will be checked to see how many of the areas are planted with the varieties..

08.05.20 13:00 |

Bulgaria is the world’s largest producer of organic rose and lavender oil

The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming until 2027. The goal is to establish this country as leader in a number of bio-products. The sustainability of small organic farms will be promoted..

15.07.19 14:58 |
Old-time rose distillery

Rose oil - one of Bulgaria's treasures

One of the symbols of Bulgaria - the oleaginous rose, now has a museum. Located near Rosarium Park in Kazanluk, it showcases the history of the manufacture of rose oil and other products made out of this regal flower in the Bulgarian lands. As..

25.06.16 09:00 |
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