Production of rose seedlings that lasts a century: Today they offer about 100 varieties of “queen of flowers”

This year, exactly one century has passed since the Ševar family is engaged in the production of rose seedlings, but also fruit seedlings and vine cuttings. The nursery was founded by Ladislav Ševar, and now it is managed by his great-grandson, who shares not only his name but also his passion for growing plants.

Photo: Ladislav Ševar

Roses are grown on 2.5 hectares, fruits on about 2 hectares

The production of seedlings in the Ševar family has never stopped all these years, it has only been sometimes to a greater extent, sometimes to a lesser extent. Nursery “Ševar”, in addition to the production of rose seedlings, is also engaged in the production of fruit seedlings as well as vine cuttings. The rose production itself is based on 100 different varieties.

His family used to produce both brandy and wine, but as customer needs and market demands change, so did production. deciduous and coniferous and that on the surface of 5 hectares. They produce roses on the surface of 2.5 hectares, vines on 1.5 acres, and fruit on about 2 acres.

Of course, they also have parent trees, that is, plants from which they remove stems or buds, which is basically something where it all begins, that is, the place where young and new plants are created.

They produce about 120,000 rose seedlings a year, the most sought-after mini roses

We asked our interlocutor why he decided to continue the family tradition.

“Since my great-grandfather did that until 1975, and after that my father and grandfather continued together, I also got into business over time. I was drawn to tradition by the fact that they put so much effort my ancestors, and it would be a shame to leave elaborate work. My commitment to that job was actually at the age of 15 when I enrolled in the Agricultural High School in Futog, and after that the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, “said 27-year-old Ladislav Ševar.

As he says, their assortment of roses has changed over the years, and even today it changes because new varieties are coming that they have to send. Their annual rose production is about 120,000 seedlings, and fruit seedlings about 70 000 – 80 000.

He points out that they are the most sought after and the most produced mini roses which is not strange considering that more and more people live in the city center, in apartments, and do not have much space. This is the reason why they opt for mini roses – they can be planted in pots. Multi-flowered plants are also in demand climbing roses.

“Roses have really been in demand in the last few years and the nursery production itself has flourished in terms of horticulture and landscaping. Namely, for the last 5.6 years, people have been paying special attention to arranging gardens, which is why reflects on business as well“, Said this young producer.

RosePhoto: Ladislav Ševar

Weather conditions are changing, so the demands of plants and the appearance of pests are increasing

Nursery “Ševar”, whose production is carried out on Roman trenches, while the sales area is located in Petrovaradin, produces seedlings of a large number of fruit crops.

In addition to conventional cultures like apples, pears, quinces, cherries, sour cherries, peaches, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and plums, as well as berries such as blueberries, currants, strawberries, josta and gooseberries, groves and exotic fruits: kiwi, lemon, mandarin, pomegranate, fortunelu or kumquat. When it comes to vine cuttings, he grows wine and table varieties.

When it comes to the complexity of nursery production of roses, our interlocutor points out that the production cycle in their case lasts three years because they produce and raw materials, that is, the substrate for the production of roses on which the graft is “left” for one year.

“She is in her second year transplants, pikira, kalemi, only in the third year we get a rose in the form in which it is customers know. As for the production itself, it cannot survive without water, that is the first and basic thing. Weather conditions are changing, so the demands of plants and the appearance of pests are increasing. For example, last year we had a big invasion stinky martin who eats leaves, but we can’t do anything to him “, said our interlocutor.

For him, the biggest problem is the removal of weed preparations from the market

He was especially based on one problem, and that is the issue of protecting plants from weeds. Namely, as he points out, it was almost thrown out of the market 80 prepared place which are used in nursery production. This, he says, has largely brought them back to motiku.

Nursery ShevarPhoto: Ladislav Ševar

As this year is dry, they did not have a problem with flamingos and powdery mildew, Ladislav emphasizes.

“The production of rose seedlings is a very one intensive production in which you must be constantly present. From March until the middle October, even until the end of that month, the roses are on the plot and care must be taken, and after we pick them up, their packaging and further distribution follow. We sell them at the point of sale in Petrovaradin, but we also decided on online sales through the site “, he said at the end and added that as they have wholesale distribution, their roses can be found even on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.


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