Pine cone harvest is over in Racha. This season was not productive. According to specialists, only 120 tons of pine cones were harvested this year. Due to season changes the number has decreased by 15-20% compared to the previous year.
As for the price in Europe pine cone seeds are sold for 50-65 euros. These precious products are used for various purposes.
According to specialists 90% of Christmas trees sold in Europe come from seeds exported from Georgia. The country received GEL 335,000 from this business last year, while the total amount of Christmas trees sold in Europe alone reached EUR 2.4 billion.
According to Merab Dvali, former Head of the Forestry Department harvest in Racha is over and is ready to be exported.