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Antiche varietà di ciliegia piacentina
(Piacenza's old varieties of Cherry)

 

Brief description of the product. Cherry varieties: flamengo, pavesi, mora o mora piacentina, mori, marasca di villanova, prima, primissima, smirne, mora di Diolo, albanotti.
Area of production. Some areas of the province of Piacenza: low Val Arda Municipality of Besenzone, Castelvetro, Monticelli d'Ongina, S. Pietro in Cerro and Villanova and parts of the area and Carpaneto and Lugagnano.
How to obtain. Rootstock: Franco and Piacenza black cherry and other local low development rootstocks. Planting density and training system: the mothers of all these cultivars are grown in a free form with planting density of at least 8 x 8 m. New plants are grafted onto Amarena di Piacenza, raised a pot, with a spacing of 6 x 6 m, or in compressed form (palmetta) with spacing of 6 x 5 m. Cultivation techniques are performed according to local traditions.
A bit of history. The Institute of Arboreal Cultivation of the Faculty of Agriculture of the Catholic University of Piacenza has conducted detailed investigations since the '60s on the characteristics of local varieties of cherry (M. Fregoni, 1962). As shown by the CNR on cherry cultivars popular in Italy (Baldini E. 1973 - by Prof. Roversi subsequently integrated with the cards pomological of sweet cherry cultivars of Piacenza), in the province of Piacenza cherry cultivation has ancient traditions demonstrated by detection and characterization of 10 cultivars Piacenza documented, and numerous other documented more recently, and by the presence in the areas of production of giant trees.

 

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