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New tourist attraction in Herson region: tulip paradise

The farm “Saffron Lyubimivsky” in the Kherson region is growing tulip fields and soon the flowers will burst into full bloom.

„This year our tourist attraction is expanded compared to past years“, – said the founder of FG “Saffron Lyubimivsky” Vitaly Shakalo on the web site NewdayHerson.

The name “tulip” is thought to be derived from a Persian word for turban, which it may have been thought to resemble. Tulips originally were found in a band stretching from Southern Europe to Central Asia, but since the seventeenth century have become widely naturalised and cultivated. While tulips had probably been cultivated in Asia from the tenth century, they did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century, when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court observed and reported on them. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became a frenzied commodity during Tulip mania. Tulips were frequently depicted in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer for world markets, ever since.

Turkish Airlines uses a grey tulip emblem on its aircraft

Besides Dutch tulips Farm ” Saffron Lyubimivsky” grows lavender, lilies, asparagus and saffron.