Marilu Monte on his farm of white plum tree called "Heart" in the town of Monreale shows those in syrup.
Agriculture, food industry researcher with focus on biodiversity at the Sicilian fruit CO.RI.BI.A. biohazard research consortium in agriculture. Sources of Monreale, a small town just outside Palermo, the family had always been a growing white plum called "Heart" that exist only in Monreale. Doing research on the origins of fruit found that this strain is present at Montreal in 1600. The characteristics of particular value and the risk of extinction because of the overbuilding of the land has led to declare SlowFood garrison labeled white plums Monreale.
The input Marilu had it from her grandmother, who knew a preservation technique of Plums as the fruiting period is very short. He was thus able to know them and offering them to the international market by Slow Food.
With determination and passion she has restored and cared for the cultivation of trees leading to an exclusive level.
Alo same way as the definition of Sicily "by Heart" also Marilu has put his heart to pursue this project of recovery of this endangered fruit in memory of his grandmother and flavors of old who knew only the elderly.
Marilu says: we must aim at the conservation and enhancement of our products and the knowledge and dissemination of essential product-territory combination that helps to create added value and real development for Sicily.
Pioneer has formed an association with another young producer, and for now only in friendly farming techniques and biological biodiversity. For now exports the entire production selected as a valuable fruit ....
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