Raspberry, sweet cherry and plum plantations are located on approximately 2 hectares of land. The main emphasis is on growing raspberries, the rest is still in experimental phase.
Currently the raspberries grow on two hectares, extending to more than 4000 meters.
Every year we try to expand our plantations to maintain and increase production capacity.
The main raspberry variety in our plantation is Novokitaivska, which covers approximately 90% of the plantation. The other varieties grown on our farm include:
Preussen, Glen Ample, Glen MagnaSWEET CHERRY
We have 42 sweet cherry trees, out of which 27 were planted 15 years ago.
The yield has varied during the years but the average yield per tree is aproximately 10 kg per tree.
About 15 years ago 32 plum trees were planted but so far their yield has been marginal.
Currently blackberries grow in the plantation in one row and the best varieties for our climate are still being determined.
To offer the opportunity to enjoy the freshness of raspberries all year round we started producing raspberry juice in 2016 and brought VOH raspberry juice to the market. In 2017 raspberry black currant and raspberry blueberry juices was addet to our assortment.
RASPBERRY SEED OIL
In February 2017 in collaboration with Polli Horticultural Research Centre of the Estonian University of Life Sciences and co-funded by PRIA ( Estonian Rural Development Plan (ERDP) for 2014–2020 measure 16.2. Support for development of new products, practices, processes and technology) the development of best raspberry seed oil production technology began.
Development of raspberry Rubus sp. seed oil processing technology
• Text transmitter
Ave Kikas, phone +372 5132081, email@example.com
• Project coordinator according to the cooperation agreement:
Self-employed entrepreneur Raivo Teder, Ilmjärve, Otepää Parish, Valga County, Estonia
Raivo Teder, phone +372 5698 5765, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Project partners
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Polli Horticultural Research Centre, Uus 2, Polli, Karksi Parish, 69108, Viljandi County, Estonia
Aret Vooremäe, phone +372 731 3821, email@example.com
Purpose of the project is to find the best, environmentally friendly technology for increasing the value of raspberry production residue, mainly raspberry seeds. During the project a test project is carried out by Polli Horticultural Research Centre of the Estonian University of Life Science where the seeds are removed from the raspberries left over from juice production. Raspberry seeds contain extremely valuable oil that can be collected using different processing technologies. In this project the regular cold press method is compared to supercritical CO₂ extraction and various optimization tests are carried out to find the best technological option. Both chosen methods are environmentally friendly.
The differently produced raspberry seed oil’s attributes and bioactive compounds will be analysed and compared to determine the best production method. To improve oil’s attributes fractionation tests are carried out.
• Project status:
• Source of Funding
Estonian Rural Development Plan (ERDP) for 2014–2020 measure 16.2. USupport for development of new products, practices, processes and technology
• Project period :
01.02.2017 – 31.01.2018
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• Project’s total budget
Raspberry Seed Oil Qualities:
Raspberry seed oil, extracted from the beautiful red raspberries via cold pressing method, is abundant in vitamin E and A, which makes it a great antioxidant. In addition, the oil contains plenty of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids necessary for your skin. Raspberry seed oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and healing properties so it helps alleviate redness of the skin, eczema, psoriasis and other damages to skin. It also helps maintain and improve skin elasticity and slows skin aging. Raspberry seed oil is light, fast absorbing and leaves the skin silky and smooth. The oil is perfect for dry, sensitive, tired, mature and damaged skin.