Orchards

Plantation fields with planted fruit cultivation/fruit trees (apples, apricots etc.); special version: extensive fruit cultivation on meadows with a higher number of fruit trees.

Source: Definition elaborated by the Eucaland-Project for project purposes
Orchard
Extensive orchard with fruit trees, in the background intensive fruit plantations on terraces, Cornillac/France (Photo: Alexandra KRUSE 2016)

Extensive orchard with fruit trees, in the background intensive fruit plantations on terraces, Cornillac/France (Photo: Alexandra KRUSE 2016)

Database entries for Orchards

complex issue

18th century when planting of fruit trees at arable land took place

recently orchard meadows are gaining more attention –> establishment of new plots (i.e. the program “Landscaping orchard” of the 2nd pillar of the CAP, as… [Read more]

Some writings about orchards in France dating from the 16th Century have been found.

  • Fruit-growing in Slovakia has a long tradition. The natural and climatic conditions enable cultivation of varied cultivar, especially plum trees that were cultivated in ancient times.
  • Archaeological findings demonstrate that apple trees, pear trees, peach and plum trees have been grown since 4-5 thousand years B.C. As an example, a pear tree found in Šárovce village and a peach stone in… [Read more]