The company "POMONO" is a new brand of the company CHIRINA, on behalf of which it has entered the Georgian market since 2015 with 10 varieties of apples and 2 varieties of pears!
Saplings of Dutch and German varieties of apples and pears have been imported and planted on the farmlands of the CHIRINA complex, in the vicinity of Martkopi village. The list and description of these varieties can be found in the catalogue of products.
Fruit production by POMONO Company consists of two stages:
Ou company has brought 10 most popular breeds of apple and 2 breeds of pear from Holland and Germany with an international patent and a virus-free certificate. This is an unprecedented case in Georgia. For the first time, the Georgian customers will enjoy the opportunity to purchase the fruit of international standards, harvested on Georgian land without any chemical fertilizers and pesticides!
All this allows us to obtain ecologically clean fruit!
Dutch and Georgian seedlings provide quality products in Georgia. For instance, the passport of the breed "Golden" indicates the Brix index (sugar content) is 14.2 under the density coefficient 9.0. To put it simply, the apples grown on Georgian land are crispier and sweeter than they should be according to the international standards.
The company Chirina has introduced two modern systems in the POMONO gardens: irrigation system and protection system against hail, with the help of which we take care of our ecosystem:
A drip system of irrigation has been mastered and introduced in order to save a natural resource - water, which was bought from the advanced Italian company IRIGET. The system consists of artifical pond 70m x 70m with the depth 4.5 m. Water is taken from the pond by means of two powerful pumps and is supplied to each seedling in drops. Such modern system allows a strict control over irrigation and economic use of water resources.
According to the latest trends in the world for the hail suppression system, the priority is given to the stretching of anti-hail net over the garden. For instance, 85% of orchards in Austria has been already covered with such nets. Taking into account the European experience, we have already started to cover our gardens with similar nets and by the end of 2015, our gardens will have been covered completely.
We have worked on this project together with the German specialists from the University of Bonn. The experts of a scientific group have elaborated for us the most optimal option of the net, taking into account all the data of microclimate, including the size of cells and colour. The net serves as protection from hail, as well as sun exposure.
Unlike other methods (e.g. dispersal of clouds, etc.), covering with net is the safest method for our ecosystem!
We have bought the refrigerator complex from the Dutch company GEERLOFS. The complex is equipped with ULO (Ultra Low Oxygen) system which consists of 8 chambers with 200-ton capacity each.
The ULO technology is based on the method, by which the oxygen is pumped out. Such technology allows fruit to be stored for 10 months, while preserving useful and gustatory qualities. Fruits do not experience oxidative processes and retain their original look.
Chirina has bought a sorting machine from the Dutch leader company AWETA: