Italy's 2021/22 campaign for pine nuts began in recent days and will continue until next spring

Pine Nut
Published Nov 18, 2021

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There are numerous unknowns on the horizon which, this year, also concern quality. Interviewed by to make a brief point of the situation at the beginning of the season is Federico Grassini, owner of Grassini Pinoli, who in Campo di San Giuliano Terme (Pisa) has been producing pine nuts for five generations, collected within the Natural Park of Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli. "At the moment, it is impossible to say whether the new season will be better or worse than last year - explains Grassini - The campaign has just started and we will continue until next March. In about a month, however, the first sums will be drawn ". However, some apprehension is not lacking for this campaign.

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The 2021/22 campaign for pine nuts began in recent days and will continue until next spring, in particular for the Mediterranean pine nut. “One of the great unknowns - continues Grassini - concerns quality. We still do not know what the damage was caused by the Canadian cimicione, which in recent years has brought down the production of Mediterranean pine nuts to an all-time low ". As confirmed by Grassini, prices continue to remain high and therefore satisfactory. Much of the 2021/22 campaign therefore focuses on the Canadian bug, which also causes a sharp decline in the plant's productivity. Before the advent of this insect, a quintal of pine cones gave in fact about 4 kilos of shelled pine nuts; post ...
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