Don’t we smell the subtle bewitching scent of the lavender fields just thinking about it? The lavender plant with its gray-green leaves and the wonderful sea of purple flowers also require patience and a lot of preparatory work. The lavender is planted in late autumn until the beginning of winter, and then, after growing, only delivers a third of the harvest. The first full, high-yield harvest is in the third year of growth.
In the first hot summer days in July, preferably as early as possible, as the content of the essential lavender oil is most concentrated in the morning, the flower panicles are harvested mechanically and distilled in a specially constructed, mobile distillation plant. This is done by steaming the lavender flowers in a closed vessel with hot steam. This steam condenses in the following part of the system, so that the water-oil mixture reaches a prepared tank. After a certain time, the oil separates from the hydrolate, so that both valuable plant substances can then be bottled.
Another important aspect for Agrolavendel GmbH is to only cultivate real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and not to use lavender hybrid plants as in France, Spain or other countries.