Meadow orchard in winter time
Summer time is harvest season.
Meadow orchards form an essential part of our cultivated landscape.
The goldfinch nests in a young plum tree at LGKS.
To plant trees together is a joy for all participants and revives old meadows and trees.
A bountiful harvest - some fruits will be left for the animals in fields and meadows.
A console shaped fruit of the Laetiporus in an old cherry tree
Habitat Meadow Orchard
Meadow Orchards form an important component of our cultivated landscape. Especially in the densely populated and intensively agriculturally used area of Central Europe these kinds of orchards offer refuges for many kinds of insects, bats and birds. The coexistence of young and old fruit trees is not only useful for men but offers also sufficient deadwood and cavities for seriously endangered animals which cannot find suitable breeding areas in intensively cultivated forests. By extensive cultivation of these meadows, especially such plants can (re)settle which are able to survive only in case of late and rarely mowing frequencies.
Trees of old proven varieties do not carry high yields but they can live without fertilizers and biocital products. The selection of suitable varieties guaranties for a healthy orchard’s population in the meadows for generations. The county estate feels obliged to the generations contract and revitalizes the meadow trees by nourishing and replacement planting. Lovers of old delicious varieties can discover what the search for - you can find apples, pears, plums and cherries. Cherry brandy processed from our sun-ripened cherries (Querfurt King’s cherry) can be purchased at Farmers Delicacy.
News around our Meadow Orchards
Our Meadow Orchards were awarded again in 2016!
After successful participations in 2014 and 2015 LGKS got a special award this year, especially for replacement planting of 30 young high-trunk fruit trees as well as for the entirely exemplary engagement in nature protection in the area of the country estate.
More about the award ceremony you can read here (partly German).
Cherry picking 2016
Thanks to good weather we had again a good cherry harvest this year. Many helping hands picked cherries of old proven kinds from the trees in our meadow orchards. With love and carefulness we made delicious fruit spreads from the cherries. Information about the products from our own fruit you find in Farmers Delicacy.
Planting Event - Trees for Future
30 new fruit trees of old, established kinds were added to the traditionally managed meadow orchards at the country estate Kemper & Schlomski.
Thanks to many helping hands and an interesting social programme our event "Trees for Future" was really successful. "Trees for Future" was really successful.
Further details and useful information about the planting event you can read here (German).