The cooperative “Nut of the Black Sea Coast” provided households of Troitsky village of in the Odessa region with agrarian receipts for wild rose saplings. This is reported by the National Press Club “Ukrainian Perspective”.

Andrei Kozhushnyan, the owner of one of the households, says that starting to grow a dog rose was their own family initiative. Together with his wife, they studied the demand for this crop and learned that it is more profitable for growing than sweet cherry, which they have been grown until now. Rosehip is easy to grow. In addition, last year for a kilogram of this berry was given UAH 25, in contrast to sweet cherry, which was bought at 20 UAH/kg.

Somewhere the prices for rosehip last year reached 45 UAH/kg.

So, the Kozhushnyan family registered an agrarian receipt in the cooperative. Their example was followed by another household.

Agrarian receipts have been applying in Ukraine for several years, but they are more often used by farmers than cooperatives. Usually, they are issued only under one field crop and are issued for a year. But the rosehip starts fruiting only after 3 years, so in the cooperative farmers were allowed to get the long-term receipts.

“The risks are very high,” Kozhushnyan said. “But we see no other tool for establishing partnerships in horticulture.”

Now the “Nut of the Black Sea” cultivates 270 hectares, 150 of which grows walnuts and hazelnuts. Under the rosehip, there are 10 hectares. Recently 150 more have been planted, and in the autumn 170 hectares are to be planted.

To process of dogrose “Nut of the Black Sea Coast” has already purchased an old cannery. According to Pavel Tulba, the head of the cooperative, the peel of this berry, rich of the vitamin C, will be sold to pharmaceutical companies, and seeds — to oil producers.

By the way, the IFC project “Agrarian Receipts in Ukraine” has been operating in Ukraine since 2014. During this time, up to 500 receipts were issued.