BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) — A new apple orchard in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam opened Thursday after a $5 million renovation.
The fruit market was opened on April 5 and is the largest of its kind in the country.
The orchard, which opened to the public last month, has a capacity of 800 kilograms of apples.
The company that operates the orchard has said the market is the first in Europe to be opened by an apple farmer.
The opening comes just one year after Dutch apple growers were given permission to sell the fruit they grow to the grocery and retail sectors.
The market is one of the few in Europe that uses organic methods, and the apples are grown and stored in a closed environment.