The authorities of the Moscow region are planning to lay over 100 hectares of new gardens in the current year. This was announced on Monday by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, Andrei Razin.
“We have quite big plans this year for laying new orchards. More than 105 hectares will be laid, 91 of which are intensive gardens. In principle, we are starting to gradually increase the orchards in the Moscow region,” Razin said.
He stated that apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries will be grown there. Razin added that this year in the Moscow region they plan to harvest about 1.5 tons of strawberries. In the next 4-5 years, the production volume of Moscow region may increase by two or three times.