Bio farm located near Kazanlak, Tazha village, Bulgaria

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In the bioferm are grown 8 species fruit trees - cherry, apple, pear, peach, plum, quince, apricot and cherry. They are situated on 500 hectares of land. The orchards are located in the foothills of the Stara Planina mountain, which provides the excellent taste of the fruits, raised in the gardens. The trees are healthy and their fruits are of the highest quality.

Perennial Crops

Lavender

We grow lavender mainly for the production of organic essential oil.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) flourishes best in dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. Harvest season is between the second half of June and end of July.The best time of the day to pick the flower spikes is from 10 am to 4 pm when the sun is in its zenith.

Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added the flowers to their bathwater to help wash and purify their skin.

This plant is grown mainly for the production of essential oil of lavender. This has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. These extracts are also used as fragrances for bath products. Lavender yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications.



Oilseed roses

Thanks to the ideal growing conditions of the valley and the efforts of the local people, today, here in "The Rose Valley", BIOFORM produces the best qualified rose oil from Rosa Damascena. That is why it is also called “Oilseed Rose of Kazanlak”.

The rose harvest lasts for about a month - between May 15th and June 15th, depending on the weather during the Spring. Roses are picked early in the morning between 5 and 9-10 am while the roses’ wax is still protecting the scent from the morning dew. The fresh organic rose petals are hand-picked from our rose fields and transported as fast as possible to our distillery.

The flowers of rose are renowned for their fine fragrance, and are harvested for rose oil used in perfumery and to make rose water and "rose concrete". The flower petals are also sometimes used directly to flavor food or to make tea. Bulgaria produces about 70% of all rose oil in the world.


“I walk through the fields and the fragrance just envelopes you. I breathe in the scent and I’m in another world. Only the buds are harvested. They are carefully placed into aprons then taken to a distillery as quickly as possible. It’s magical. This is the experience I want to capture in a fragrance.”

- Monsieur Theirry Wasser

Fruit Trees

Our fruit trees - cherry, apple, pear, peach, plum, quince, apricot, morello are grown on 500 hectares of land. The orchards are located in the foothills of the Balkan Mountain, which makes for the excellent taste of the fruit grown in the gardens and for their highest quality.


Cherry trees

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Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow in most temperate latitudes. The peak season for cherries is in the summer. A cherry tree will take three to four years to produce its first crop of fruit, and seven years to attain full maturity.

Apple trees

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The well known to all proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.", addressing the health effects of the fruit, dates from 19th century. A typical apple serving contains significant dietary fiber, good quantities of vitamin-C - a powerful natural antioxidant and beta-carotene.

Pear trees

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Pears are a good source of dietary fiber and a good source of vitamin C. They are less allergenic than many other fruits, and pear juice is therefore sometimes used as the first juice introduced to infants. Pears are consumed fresh, canned, as juice, and dried.

Peach trees

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Peach trees need full sun, and a layout that allows good natural air flow to assist the thermal environment for the tree. Peaches are planted in early winter. Typical peach cultivars begin bearing fruit in their third year and have a lifespan of about 12 years.

Plum trees

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Plum fruit tastes sweet and the skin may be particularly tart. It is juicy and can be eaten fresh or used in jam-making or other recipes. Plum juice can be fermented into plum wine. Dried plums (or prunes) are also sweet and juicy and contain several antioxidants.

Quince trees

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Most varieties of quince are too hard, astringent and sour to eat raw unless bletted. High in pectin, they are used to make jam and jelly or they may be peeled, then roasted, baked or stewed. The quince contains Vitamin A, B, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and more nutrients.


Apricot trees

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Seeds or kernels of the apricot may be substituted for almonds. Research shows, of any food, apricots possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids as antioxidants may help to prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels, and protect against cancer.

Morello trees

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Morello cherry blossoms and ripens quite early, bloom in April-May with numerous white flowers even before the leaves. Cherry fruit is widely used in confectionery and canning industry for the preparation of sauces, jellies, jams, liqueurs, sweets etc.


Annual plants

Bio farm Bioform grows both annual - chamomile, immortelle, wheat, rye, corn, sunflower and perennial crops – oilseed roses, lavender. Our purpose is to provide only the finest and absolutely pure yield for our own distillery and our clients.


Wheat

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Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than soybeans or the other major cereals maize or rice. 100g of hard red winter wheat contains protein, fat, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, iron (17% of the daily requirement).

Rye

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Rye grows well in much poorer soils than those necessary for most cereal crops. Thus, it is an especially valuable crop in regions where the soil contains sand or peat. Rye contains a higher amount of soluble fiber.

Corn

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Maize is a thermophilic crop and is seeded when soil temperature reaches and stays at 10-12 ° C at 10 cm in depth. For Bulgaria the most suitable period for this is between April 5th and May 5th to 10th. No other plant cultivated in Bulgaria can yield as many products as corn does – paper, fibers, drugs, starch, glucose

Sunflower

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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant which needs full sun and well-drained soil with heavy mulch to grow its best flower head (capitulum) that can be 30 cm wide. Sunflower oil extracted from the seeds is used directly for cooking and in salads, as a carrier oil, too, and the seeds are also sold as bird food.

Chamomile

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These plants are best known for their ability to be made into an infusion which is commonly used to help with sleep and is often served with honey or lemon, or both. Chamomile is frequently added to skin cosmetics to serve as an emollient, and for its anti-inflammatory effects.

Our chamomile plant (Matricaria chamomile or German chamomile) belongs to the daisy family and is native to Europe and western Asia. The medicinal use of chamomile traces as far back as ancient times when the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used the herb to treat a variety of medicinal disorders





LIVESTOCK BREEDING and PASTURES

Pastures

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On our 750 acres of natural grassland, we currently grow over 450 sheep and cows. In the near future we plan to increase the size and number of grazing animals on our farm. Our animals live free in spacious pastures in good conditions and health.

Sheep

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We started our cattle ranch with 300 ewes of the Lacaune breed. The sheep are bred on our rich natural pastures near the village of Tazha and have an ample source for feeding thanks to the excellent yields of the farm. Now they are amounting 1020 ewe.


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