NATIONAL UNION OF BULGARIA gardeners (NSGB)
The National Union of gardeners in Bulgaria (NSGB) http://www.bnhu.bg/) was established in May 2003 as a nonprofit organization. Currently, the majority of the members of NSGB are major manufacturers of traditional and non-traditional country vegetables. One of the main objectives of the Union is to promote export growth and increase the competitiveness of Bulgarian fruits, vegetables and flowers in international markets.
Most of the members are major producers of traditional and non-traditional vegetables in the country, which are delivered to international chains hyper- and supermarket chains such as "Metro", "Billa" and "Hit" and local chains "Fantastico", "Family "and" Piccadilly "oriented for export or for companies processors.
Approximately 40% of the members are producers of fruits managing the fruit plantations.
Union’s main goal is to expand exports and reinforce the competitiveness of the Bulgarian-produced fruits, vegetables and flowers in throughout the international markets.
Union (NSGB) has 200 registered farmers and cooperatives that produce cherries and in 2014 the total production amounted to 20,500 tons. NSGB covers more than 20% of the national production of cherries
In the country are distributed following varieties of cherry: early "Bigarreau Burlat", "Bigarreau Moreau" and "Early black coarse" by later ripening "Bing", "Wang" and "Kozerska." They occupy about 40% (30 000 ha) of total harvested areas with cherries in the country.
Modern introduced varieties with less administration in the country, "Sunburst", "Lapins" "Sylvia", "Catalin", "Korda" and others.
Bulgarian varieties bred at the Institute of Agriculture are large-fruited varieties "Inferior" Daneliya "," Stefania ", Bulgarian bigarreau, Kyustendil bigarreau.
Varieties bred in Fruit Growing Institute - "Kosara" and "Rosita," who are early varieties with large fruits and late maturing varieties "Vera" and "Thracian bigarreau."