Come and pick as many cherries as you want … for free

Benedicte Vagner
August 29th, 2022

This article is more than 1 year old.

An 300 extra tonnes are going spare in Lolland

Fill up your car in Lolland before the harvest turns sour (photo: Benson Kua/Flickr)

A landowner in Lolland is encouraging people to come and pick as many of his cherries for free.

Harald Krabbe, the owner of Frederiksdal Gods in Lolland, has an over-abundance of cherries at his plantation and does not want them to go to waste.

Every year an average of 18 to 22 kilos of cherries are harvested per tree.

However, in 2022 around 50 kilos of cherries have been harvested from each one.

Calling on the public
At the plantation, Krabbe uses the cherries to produce cherry wine and liquor. However, at least 300 tonnes of cherries can’t be used at the winery due to a lack of space.

Furthermore, Frederiskdal Gods is one of the last plantations in Europe to harvest its cherries, which means most retail outlets have already filled up their shelves and are not looking to purchase anymore.

Krabbe is accordingly appealing to members of the public to come and pick their own cherries free of charge.

It takes about 2.5 hours by train to travel from Copenhagen to Lolland, and about 1.5 hours by car.


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