8–10 September. Thematic Days “Grapes”

The exhibition of grapes will be held on September 8-10, in cooperation with the Saare-Tõrvaaugu horticultural farm and Pruuli-Kaska farm. Experienced horticulturist Harri Poom will explain how to grow grapes, melons and watermelons in the Estonian climate. During the exhibition days, it will be possible to purchase seedlings of grapes and fruit trees.

Grapevines are one of the most ancient cultivated plants, which are valued mainly for their precious fruits. Grapes are eaten fresh, they are used to produce juice, jelly, wine, and raisins. The effect of these fruits on our health is remarkable. In folk medicine, grapes and grape juice is recommended when one suffers from poor circulation. Grape seed extract has been used to treat headaches, skin diseases, nausea, and urinary disorders. Numerous scientific studies have also proven the positive effect of grapes on health. It has been discovered that the consumption of grapes reduces the risk of heart diseases and lowers the content of bad cholesterol in our blood. This effect has been mainly associated with the resveratrol content. Since the discovery of this strong antioxidant in grape skins, these fruits have even been connected to anti-aging effects. Grapes have been called the elixir of life that lowers the risk of diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Program for September 8

11:00-18:00 Exhibition of grapes, consultations and sale

Program for September 9

11:00-18:00 Exhibition of grapes, consultations and sale

13:00 Lecture of horticulturist Harri Poom from Saare-Tõrvaaugu farm: “Possibilities of cultivation of watermelon and melon in the conditions of Estonia”*

Program for September 10

11:00-17:00 Exhibition of grapes, consultations and sale

13:00 Lecture of horticulturist Harri Poom from Saare-Tõrvaaugu farm: “On cultivation of table grapes in greenhouses”*

 

* No pre-registration is required

Participation is free with an entrance ticket to the botanic garden.