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Taste of the Mediterranean

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28/10/2020

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2 hours
Availability : May, June, July, September, October, November
Mostar
Jaffa Komerc, Blagaj
Min Age : 3
Max People : 20
Tour Details
Harvest of cherries, apples peaches and nectarines, grapes and potatoes

Jaffa-Komerc Ltd. has been founded and run as a private company since 1989. The company has built a reputation for quality and good performance. The company is located on the main road Mostar – Blagaj and it covers over 75 hectares.

Price: upon request

Departure & Return Location

Mostar

Departure Time

10:00 am

Price Includes

  • a train ride across the plantation
  • travel insurance
  • harvest with unlimited fruit consumption
  • an allowance to take away freshly picked fruit (2kg per person)
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Transfer
  • Lunch

Getting Arround

  • A small train
  • Walking

Passport Required

  • No
Highlights

Favourable climate

A mild sub-Mediterranean climate with long and warm summers and mild winters dominates the south of the country.  There are over 200 sunny days and an average rainfall of 1400 l/m² per year which are ideal for the growth of a variety of crops. These are perfect growing conditions for vineyards, fruit and vegetables as well as greenhouse production.

You can also purchase the following: Cherry Brandy (0.5 L, price €5), Pomegranate juice (0.5 L, price €5), Elderflower juice (0.5 L, price €5).

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Itinerary
Depending on season

Cherries(May – June)

Production of cherries (almost 70% of the total production) is mainly based in the south of the country – Herzegovina. Most common is a table variety of cherries which ripe in May. Cherries are available on the market as a table (ready to eat) or processed as marmalade, jam, frozen fruit or for additives in yogurt and the production of juices and liqueurs.

Peach and Nectarine(June)

Both peaches and nectarines are ready for harvest in the summer period. They are usually sold fresh in local markets or exported to Croatia during the tourist season. The most common varieties that are grown locally as Redhaven, Spirin, San crest, Fajet, Sprin Lady, Fantasia, etc. They are also used for production of jams, compotes, marmalades etc.

Potatoes(June)

There is a long tradition of potato production in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are also regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina which are known for the production of quality seed potatoes. Early potatoes are grown in the southern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in the Posavina region where they are harvested as early as May.

Grapes and Grape Vines (mid July to September)

Viticulture and Enology are important fields in the economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two indigenous varieties of wine, Zilavka as white and Blatina as red dominate the production in this region. The grape vine cultivation has a long tradition with records going back to Roman times (ornaments from 1st century), with written records dating from the 14th century, on ornaments on stecci (tombstones) from the 15th century, and also the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian periods. The tradition has been nurtured and continued to the contemporary time.

Apples(15th September until 1st November)

Apples are a widespread crop, second only after plums, with a significant place in the overall fruit production in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A number of indigenous varieties have been grown since the 16thcentury (dating to Ottoman rule and Austro-Hungarian times). These varieties have proved to be resistant to contemporary diseases and offer a huge potential for the considerable production of organic fruits.

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