Our 50 hectares crops of persimmons are located in Sessa Aurunca, in the province of Caserta.
A territory between the high Caserta region and the Low Lazio in an agricultural area far away from pollution of residential areas. The terrain structure, the sunlight, the proximity of the sea, the temperature changes between day and night, togheter ensure to the product an exceptional range of flavours, aromas and colors.
We take care of the earth and trees during the whole year with treatments made in full compliance with the guidelines of the INTEGRATED DEFENSE provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and regulated by the Campania Region.
Our persimmons (kaki tipo) crops are grown on palm kind (the trees are raised on walls along the rods of the cultivation). The Rojo Brillante variety are grown on Catalan vase (the plants are well manageable from the ground).
January until mid february – Pruning persimmons trees
In the first two months of the year, just after harvesting the fruits, we are engaged in the persimmons’ field with the winter pruning of plants. Pruning is performed by specialized pruners. The main objective is to renew the branches for the fruits and remove the branches damaged from the weather.
February – Chopping of branches and Ripping
During February we are engaged on our 50 hectares field for the branches’ shredding. The dead branches cut the previous month are shredded on the entire cultivation. The soil between the rows of trees, is then subjected to a vertical cut, up to one meter deep, executed with a mole plow. This last operation allows the draining of rain water which can cause the root suffocation of the plants.
March – Fertilization and milling
The month of March is dedicated to fertilization, made with slow-release granular fertilizer, compounds of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK). Later follows the milling of the terrain made for the refinement of the latter to make it easier for the future work.
August – Thinning
In August persimmons have already completed their process of natural selection of fruits, dropping the ones in excess. This is the best time, if necessary, to help the trees to achieve a further thinning in order to ensure the right size of the fruit.
During August we also place traps for the mass trapping of fruit flies.
October – November – January –
The months of October, November and December represent the time of major effort for our farm. We harvest and package at our plant and then distribute persimmons. Processing continues in the months of January and February for the variety rojo brillante.