Scattered fruit; application for a grant for tree plantings
The Free State of Bavaria promotes the acquisition of scattered fruit trees.
In Bavaria, orchard cultivation is a form of fruit growing that has evolved over centuries and is of the highest importance for the cultural landscape and biodiversity. It was listed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage in Germany in April 2021. The current orchard in Bavaria is to be preserved and additional orchard trees are to be planted.
Funding is provided for the acquisition of scattered fruit trees for the purpose of planting in Bavaria.
- Associations with legal capacity
- Associations with legal capacity
Eligible costs are the gross purchase price of the orchard trees. The purchase price must be evidenced by an invoice from a tree nursery made out to the grant recipient.
Type and amount
The gross purchase price of the scattered fruit trees is subsidized. The maximum subsidy per tree is 45 euros.
The minimum and maximum number of orchard trees per grant application is 10 and 100 trees, respectively.
The orchard trees must meet the following three quality requirements:
- The high trunk fruit trees must have a trunk height of 180 cm as a rule, but at least 140 cm.
- The high-stemmed fruit trees apple, pear and cherry must be grafted on a seedling rootstock. Other fruit trees may also be grafted on vigorously vegetatively propagated rootstocks.
- The trees must be bare-root trees or balled plants. Containerized plants are excluded from eligibility.
The above quality requirements must be confirmed by the nursery on the invoice or on a separate document.
The application for support is to be submitted electronically to the responsible Office for Rural Development. The office responsible is the one for the place where you want to plant the scattered fruit trees.
Select the location where you would like to plant the scattered fruit trees under "On site". Start the application process by clicking on the "Online procedure" tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
The office will check the application for funding and issue the notification of funding.
A payment application must be submitted for the disbursement of the funding.
The following attachments must be included with the application for payment:
- the nursery's invoice issued to the grant recipient, including proof of payment and confirmation from the nursery that the trees meet the three quality requirements (see Section A, No. 4: trunk height, rootstock, not containerized), and
- A list of the locations of the planted scattered fruit trees.
The projects may not be started before the notification of the funding decision. Projects that have already begun are excluded from funding.
Please note: Ordering the fruit trees from the tree nursery already counts as the start of the project.
- Application for funding: As a rule, you will receive your funding decision after 1 - 2 weeks.
- Application for payment: As a rule, you will receive your disbursement notice after 1 - 2 weeks.
- Disbursement of the subsidies: The disbursement takes place on Bavaria-wide uniform disbursement dates. The interval between the payment dates is usually 10 weeks.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten
- Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
- Online transactions, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, locally limited
- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited