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City of Ljubljana public orchard

Today’s efforts will bear fruit for future generations.

FIRST PUBLIC ORCHARD

This is one of the steps in the City of Ljubljana’s efforts to raise levels of self-sufficiency among our residents.

WHERE IT IS

The orchard has been planted on land next to the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship in Grba and comprises 2 parts. In the southern part there is a plantation of old varieties of apple, plum and pear, while all the other tree species will be in the northern section, including those that are little known here. The two orchards will be separated from the landscaped paths by a range of ornamental apple trees.

In the southern section, 48 apple trees, 18 pear trees and 6 plum trees will be planted, while the northern part will feature 36 mulberry, medlar, service, rowan, quince, persimmon, pawpaw, walnut, sweet chestnut, elder, juneberry and euodia trees. These fruit trees are hardier than those in modern orchards and need no support, but of course a few years will have to pass (cca. 3 years) before they develop their final shape and size and bear fruit. Because of the diversity of varieties, fruit will be available from midsummer till late autumn and the maintenance of these trees will be nature friendly.

 

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

96 fruit tree saplings have been planted on 0.6ha of public land near Puhtejeva ulica in Grba. In the next year, a further 42 ornamental apple saplings will be planted which will help give the orchard a natural edge while providing fruit for the birds during the winter.

DIŠEČKA

The 'dišečka' is a pear cultivar which grows in the geographic area of the villages of Vnajnarje, Gabrje, Janče, Tuji Grm, Dolgo Brdo, Volavlje, Malo Trebeljevo, Mali Vrh, Ravno Brdo, Javor and Besnica, where 345 trees have been recorded so far. The fruit is used to produce highly aromatic and quality brandy.

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EXCEPTIONAL FRUIT TREES

While modern fruit production is oriented towards intensive fruit production to market requirements on small low-growing trees with a short lifespan, in the countryside it is still possible to see meadow orchards with some mighty fruit trees.

 

THE DIAMETER OF CERTAIN TREES

PEAR161
SWEET CHESNUT336
OLIVE152
APRICOT52
PLUM66
APPLE102
WALNUT140

DID YOU KNOW?

Ljubljana Apple Week is an annual event which runs in the city every September. At this time, master chefs at the Druga violina and other restaurants involved in the Taste Ljubljana scheme prepare traditional Slovenian dishes made from apples grown in Ljubljana.

PLANTED

96

fruit trees.

A total of

0,6

hectares of new orchard.

A range of

12

fruit species.

In

3

years most trees will start to bear fruit.

As many as

5 - 6

hectares

of strawberries planted in the city.

FOR THE FIRST

5

years

the orchard will be looked after by the Agricultural Institute.

By

2020

the Environmental Protection Programme sets a target for land use in the city for food production and local self-sufficiency.

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