ECONOMIC COPERATIVE (GENERAL)
Address: Celovecka 7, Subotica, SERBIA
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Our fruit tree and plant nurseries in Serbia and Bosnia represent a continuation of a long fruit and fruit tree growing tradition of Eastern European and Balkan region.
First records of grafting, pruning, and training of trees can be traced back to ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Roman Empire. It is known that throughout history people used rootstock as the base for breeding naturally spontaneous fruit tree hybrids that could not breed from seed.
Not until XVII century came first written records for advice on various rootstocks for apple and quince fruit tree plants.
The second part of XIX century marks the start of organized production of fruit tree seedlings in nurseries around the world as well as Serbia and the whole Balkan and Eastern Europe region. In Serbia in particular, in this time the production of fruit tree plants was organized in special state institutions where every administrative part of the country had a 5 Ha fruit tree nursery which evolved into several state-controlled forms up until the middle of the 20th century.
Later on, the intensification of fruit production brought new effort to develop more efficient rootstock plants. The expectancy of new rootstock base was to control the rootstock that can maintain an efficient vigor of fruit trees and lead to denser orchards, adapt to various types of soil, to be compatible with various grafted fruit tree sorts, and to be resistant to disease and pests that are common with various fruit tree sorts.
This period saw the development of institutes and experimental fields where generations of university scholars will make their mark in Serbia fruit plants development. This period is marked with the invention of many fruit varieties of top quality and well-known name throughout orchards and fruit tree nurseries in Europe.
As a crossroad of civilizations for thousands of years, Balkan Peninsula represents today the biggest and richest centers of genetic diversity of fruit species in Europe and it is evident in our unique and rare qualities of seedlings enhancing the characteristics of fruit sorts.
Our cooperant nurseries in Serbia and Bosnia exactly represent a continuation of this production tradition and developing fruit tree nurseries with maintaining modern standards for top quality planting material.