Productivity and Quality of Bulgarian Lavender Variaties
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Bulgarian lavender varieties / Lavandula vera / are well known to the world aromatic, chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Specific climatic conditions characterized by cold winters, short springs and hot summers are very favourable for rapid growth and development of lavender plants. Genetic material created under these conditions was demonstrated with varieties: Sevtopolis, Druzhba, Yubileyna, Raya, Hemus, Hebаr and Karlovo, the potential of which in the form of the amount of harvested flowers varies from 560 to 690 kg / da in that with high content of essential oil in the range of 1.9 to 2.6 percent. Bulgarian lavender oil is high quality and is in direct competition with French oil.