Three of the Polish farms are run under the company Polana Sp. Zo. o. Ochoza, Zelimucha and Wielistowo (Location 54.578182, 17.914342)

Polana is currently the largest grower of Blueberries in Poland.

In 1998 the Polish company “Polana Sp zo .o.” was formed to buy 221ha of ground in the East of Poland (Ochoza), about 2 ½ hours drive from Warsaw.

In 2005, Polana purchased the farm assets of “Balticblue”, comprising two farms (Wielistowo and Zelimucha) in the North West of Poland totalling 346ha ground of which 105ha is Blueberries in full productions, with 40ha of 1-3 year old plants in the ground. This confirms Winterwood and its associated partnerships to be largest grower of Blueberries in Europe as well as Africa, and also the largest seller of supermarket quality Blueberries in Europe.

All the fruit is packed and distributed through the Winterwood packhouse, with the fruit marketed through The FarmFresh PO Ltd.

More recently, Winterwood has joined forces with Jan Karwowski from the company “Daar” in Poland, and has started a 4th farm called “Plantacja Nad Tanwia” – the name coming about as the river “Nad Tanwia” runs along the edge of the plantation.


The farm area of around 221ha, comprise 110ha of Organically grown Blueberries in the ground and is also now total organically accredited.  The main reason for accreditation was initially to offer fruit free from any pesticide rather than to sell the organic fruit at a premium, but now all fruit is sold as Organic as the market for Organic fruit has increased a lot in recent years.

Plantacja Nad Tanwia

The farm is 220ha, of which 120 is planted so far. 30ha of this is planted with machine havestable varieties. The farm is now also fully certified as organic, and the first crop will be harvested in 2009.