Do you know the difference between fine lavender and lavandin?

In the region of Provence, fine lavender (lavandula angustifolia) grows at a high altitude of 800 metres to about 1,200 metres above sea-level.  It’s a small plant with only a small flower on each stem.  It reproduces by seeding.  130 kgs of flowers are needed to obtain 1 litre of essentiel oil.
Lavandin (lavandula hyrida) is a hybrid between find lavender and spike lavender.  It is sterile and it reproduces only by cuttings.  Just about 40 kgs of flowers are needed to obtain 1 litre of essentiel oil.
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During this time of the year, April to May, mechanical weeding with a ‘griffon’ (claw-like rake) is fixed behind the tractor to pull out weeds between the rows of lavender.  For under 3 year-old lavender plants, we need with a hoe, as it could be uprooted by the rake.  All efforts are put by the farmers now to get the lavender plants ready for the blossom.
We are all eager to see the first flower bloom….you can already book online your lavender tour on http://www.provence-reservation.com
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