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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..