Our agricultural cooperative applied for and was granted the first Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) mark under the name of Arilje Raspberry (Ariljska Malina). This enables our farmers and their families to work together and establish an efficient production chain adding value to our raspberries. Arilje Raspberry is a unique product on local and international markets.
Raspberries have been grown in Serbia since the 1880s. Word has it that first raspberry plants were brought to Serbia from the United States by Serb immigrants. The 1950s marked a boom in cultivation and production of raspberries. This was when the first raspberry plantations sprang up in Arilje.
Arilje raspberries are produced only in a specific region of Western Serbia. These unique raspberries are produced using traditional “Arilje Method” growing technology.