Orchards in Germany

    What is the used name in your country?
    How/why/by, whom was it created?

    Research: Alexandra Kruse & Michael Roth; upload: Bénédicte Gaillard. Entries in progress

    Further information: Text

    Name in German: “Streuobstwiese” or “Obstwiese”,
    also “
    Obstgarten”, “Bitz” or “Bongert

    Definition: scattered fruit trees (high standard trees)  on grasland

    Leaves were used as winter litter for stables (“Streu”)

    Large variety of old fruit tree cultivars and types

    Mixed use of fruit production and (grass) haymaking/pasturing

    Combined with beekeeping