This year, the first crop has already been gathered, farmers expect the maximum yield next year.
Fresh lavender is currently being gathered in the lavender fields.
The investor of the Alushta essential oil state farm plant purchased equipment for RUB 50 million, carried out the reconstruction of the plant and restored the "Soviet" technology for processing essential oil crops, which allowed reducing the impact on plants during processing from two hours to several minutes. This made it possible to produce higher-quality hydrolate and oil with the maximum content of nutrients. The investor is also engaged in expanding the product line hydrolate "Extra" and hydrolate "Classic" are produced, a number of other novelties are being developed.
In addition, the reconstruction of the company store is being carried out in Alushta.
Shops are open in Yalta, Sevastopol. In the near future, a store will be opened in the Mriya Resort & SPA complex. The branded products of the state farm plant are presented at the TES gas stations. We plan to fill the shelves of the "Atan" gas station chain and "Rigla" pharmacies.
Reference: The Alushta essential oil farm-plant has been founded in 1931.
For many years, it was the leader in the production of rose and lavender essential oils in the former USSR. The plant inherited processing technologies, invaluable experience in cultivating essential oil crops in the conditions of landscape features of the Crimean coast.
The investor plans to invest almost half a billion rubles in the investment project to preserve the enterprise of the Alushta essential oil state farm plant and create 95 workers, including 56 saved, 39 created, of which 8 permanent and 31 seasonal.