ROSES in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian Rose Valley
(The unpolluted Paradise)
Bulgarian Rose Valley, the home of the exquisite Bulgarian rose oil , located between the Balkan mountains and Sredna Gora mountains. Geographically, it locates between two big rivers, Stryama to the west and Tundzha to the east, the land is extremely fertile and far from civilize pollution.
The first roses were brought to Bulgaria by the soldiers of Alexander the Great. Immediately, they found that the climatic conditions in Bulgaria are far more favourable for the cultivation of roses than in Kashan (Persia). The roses grown in Bulgaria had higher percentage of oil and less stearoptene. Therefore, the quality is more superior than those grown in Kashan.
The remarkable climatic and unpolluted geographic conditions in Bulgaria accelerate the cultivation of the Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and its essential oil. The Bulgarian Rosa Damascena is cultivated for over 300 years and it provides nearly 85% of the rose oil in the world and it is considered to be the best rose oil in the world.
The exclusive planting method
An unique planting method called “kesme” is adopted in planting the Bulgarian Rosa Damascena. It helps to preserve the original character of the rose and maintain the highest quality of the oil. No other cultivation method has been adopted over the past three centuries.