Our company was founded in 2001, as a family business. It has its headquarters in Arad, Romania and exploits organically an area of 52 ha of farmland in the floodplain of the river Mures, under the inspection and certification of Bios Italy, RO-ECO-009.
Our main activity is the research, multiplication and production of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.).
On the research-improvement side, we lead an intense breeding activity. As a result, in 2010 we certified and brought to market five varieties of sea buckthorn that are very valuable through high yields, a rich physical-chemical content and an excellent response to the organic farming technology. Further on, we are studying a large number of varieties awaiting confirmation of good behavior in the field before they will be released as commercial varieties.
As producers of planting material, Primagra has its own nursery, specialized exclusively in sea buckthorn, with a production capacity of 1.500.000.000 rooted cuttings per year. An original technology ensures the production of very vigorous planting material, that is able to start producing efficiently in the third year after planting.
Primagra is the leading producer of sea buckthorn berries in Romania, with 35 ha of commercial plantation, and a project to expand with another 20 ha, which will ensure an estimated production of approx. 500 tons/year.
The fruits are mainly sold unprocessed, frozen. Starting with the 2018 production we will be ready to deliver semi-finished products, on demand, and from 2019 also finished goods, mainly juices and purees, also in combination with other fruits.
Beginning with the 2018 production, we will start operating the Sea Buckthorn Collection Center in Arad, which collect the production of further 1.000 ha cultivated in the western part of Romania. The Center will clean, store and thus provide added value. Our vision is to become one of the leading providers of fruit and semi-finished sea buckthorn products in Europe.