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In 1880, under the order of the Russian Emperor Alexander II, rose oil specialist Kushilov arrived to Georgia.
See below Extract from Report “Climate Change and Agriculture in Kakheti Region”
By decree of last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II, began planting scented rose plantations in Georgia, on that time part of Russian Empire. Georgia was recognized as a most suitable location due to its Mediterranean climate.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the planting of roses also disappeared
Independent Georgia began the revival of the industry. Cultivation restarted again in Kakheti region.
The first 6 hectares of baby plants of the Damascena rose were planted.
Planted another 12 hectares of the Damascena roses. The construction of a factory / hangar for production of rose oil.
Planted 52 hectares of baby plants of the Damascena; 10 hectares of roses rose Gallica. The construction of the plant is finished. Was purchased and installed equipment for the production of rose oil by steam distillation.
The first crop of roses was obtained / collected. The first rose oil of Damascena in amount of 4 kilograms.
Received 17 kilograms of oil from the Damascena rose and 5 kilograms of rose Gallica.
The company is currently continuing expansion of the plantation.