Bijelo Polje – In the lodgment Medanovici on the border with the village Cerovo in the orchard of Branko Hajdukovic days ago the oldest apple tree in the Bijelo Polje area, for which it is said that it is 3 centuries old was cut.
The legend of this paradise fruit, which was carried from one generation to another and has a “secret power”, remained. The guys from that area, according to the statements of Hajdukovic , when they wanted to win a heart of a certain girl, they would visit the apple.
– Those the most daring, would climb up to its top, pick up the fruit and gave it to their sweetheart, who would immediately after receiving the gift be conquered. The lurking shape of the golden- reddish, big, aromatic fruit has simply charmed with its irresistibleness – says Hajdukovic.
As everything has its lifetime, the same way this “old lady” among the apples of a rare kind in these areas better known as “krstovaca” could not resist the ravages of time and the mighty bulldozer, which was driven by Slavko Scekic, and who pulled its root out.
In the last years the apple tree gave crops and juicy tasteful fruits. The disappearance of this apple tree, according to the words of Hajdukovic, will be marked by raising and arranging of a hothouse in that area.
– It is planned to build a hothouse of the continental fruit, so the preparation of more than 2 ha of fertile soil is in progress. In the future we will not import the sought planting material on this agricultural area, where the fruit growing has a dominant part. This parcel has its advantages, because it is situated on a sunny hill – said Hajdukovic, stating that the hothouse will be named “Princess Ksenija”.