Georgia to implement blueberry plantation project
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 7
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Kakheti Traditional Winemaking company (KTW) is discussing a project on blueberry plantations in Samegrelo, in the Khobi region of Georgia, said the founder of the company Zurab Chkhaidze, Trend reports citing commersant.ge.
In his words, implementation of the blueberry project at this stage depends on the soil. “If the soil allows, we will continue to work in this direction. I don’t want to speak in advance, the research shows the feasibility of the project, but everything is at the level of the idea,” Chkhaidze explained.
According to him, the company has already completed, with assistance from Ferrero company, cultivation of hazelnut plantations on 200 hectares of land in Khobi, as well as construction of a hazelnut plant. Chkhaidze added that the plant is expected to start operations by 2021, when the KTW group will grow hazelnuts from their own plantations. Part of the product will be supplied to the local market, and the remaining part will be exported to EU countries.
The Kakheti Traditional Winemaking company was founded in 2001. The main activity of the company is production of high-quality wines from unique grape varieties of Eastern and Western Georgia, as well as brandy and traditional Georgian chacha.