Alexander Basov, head of the CCC, said that the creation of a new large-scale plantation is already underway in the Belogorsky Region. In about two to three years, the soil will be correctly prepared for the nursery. After transplanting the trees, it will be about seven years before the trees are ready to be harvested, and they will bear fruit for up to 170 years.
The online publication agro2b also reported on the readiness of the confectionery holding Uniconf, which is included in the GUTA Group of Companies, to process in Crimea hazelnuts, walnuts, grapes, and other fruits and nuts for the company's confectionery production.
The capacity of the Ukrainian market was about U.S. $800 million. This is the amount that confectioners spent annually when purchasing nuts, in particular, hazelnuts, Basov said. "I think that the Russian market's capacity is much higher. This is an enormously profitable industry, and a very profitable investment."
Fruitnews article (Russian): http://www.fruitnews.ru/home-page/nuts-dryfruits/39268-v-krymu-pretvoryat-v-zhizn-proekt-razvitiya-proizvodstva-orekhov.html