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Cloudberry cultivation and strain selection test 1999 – 2000
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to obtain a population of hermaphrodite cloudberries for cultivation as a species, and thereby contribute to the cultivation of berries. Agricultural and horticultural companies need to look for new ways of production in order to be able to compete with other EU countries. The special berries are a potential solution that benefits farmers as well as a good export market with ever-increasing demand. These berries have good export potential, especially in Central Europe. The project will investigate the markets of other countries, for example, Russia. Other countries interested in growing cloudberries included Russia, Estonia, Canada and Norway, but Finland was the first to grow hermaphrodite cloudberries. The aim of the project is to investigate the yield, profitability and morphology of the hermaphrodite cloudberry. Until now, the possibilities of growing cloudberries have been studied in Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden, mainly by semi-cultivation (swamp fields were used among other crops). We are now trying to figure out opportunities, for example, for arable and greenhouse cultivation, which are less problematic than semi-cultivation.

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Basic information


Cloudberry cultivation and strain selection test 1999 - 2000


1999-01-01 - 2000-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

177 429 € / 70 972 €

Lead partner

Kainuun maaseutukeskus
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