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Grape must

Grape must

HarvestThe harvest consists of the harvest of the grapes when they are fully ripe. The period is approximately from August to October. The vines, in fact, do not all have the same reproductive cycle; some of them are early and begin to sprout at the end of winter. At the end of June the fruit set already takes place and the ripe berries are ready in August.

Actinidia pruning

Actinidia pruning

Question: how to stop the sap? I pruned the actinidia plants about 20 days ago and the male plant from a cut on the trunk (removed a branch) continues to come out of the transparent but viscous and above all abundant liquid. what should i do to stop the liquid from leaking? Thanks Pruning actinidia: Answer: prune the kiwifruit Dear Gianni, the pruning of your kiwifruit took place a little later than the ideal period, which is at the end of winter; I understand that this year 2013 the climate was very particular, with temperatures below zero even in March, but unfortunately many plants follow the seasons by adjusting to the hours of daily sunshine, and not to the minimum or maximum temperatures; then you pruned your plant when it was already in full vegetative recovery, with a large amount of sap ascending, to bring nourishment and energy to the new buds that are developing; for this reason a lot of sap comes out of the cuts, which is then removed from the rest of the plant.

Herbaceous euphorbias

Herbaceous euphorbias

Garden euphorbias When we think of euphorbias, we immediately think of the large succulent plants, which look like huge green candelabra, or the euphorbias milii, also called thorns of Christ; in fact the genus euphorbia has thousands of species, more than two thousand, some of which are succulent, others, a large group, are perennial herbaceous plants.

Typical Italian cheeses: Fontina DOP BIO

Typical Italian cheeses: Fontina DOP BIO

How it is born and when it becomes Fontina Dop Bio The real "architects" of Fontina Dop Bio are the mountain pastures of the Aosta Valley and the autochthonous breed cattle: the red Pezzata, the Pezzata nera and the Castana which take on an irreplaceable role, thanks to the their ability to enhance the grass of alpine pastures and hays from the natural meadows of this area.

Boletus mushrooms

Boletus mushrooms

Boletus mushrooms Boletus mushrooms belong to a genus of basidiomycetes mushrooms (they produce meiotic spores, so there is a cell division into four cells) with tubules (thin tubes placed in the lower part of the cap) of the Boletaceae family. Boletes usually have a fleshy pulp with many white or colored pores.

Goat breeds: Cilentana nera

Goat breeds: Cilentana nera

Origin and diffusion The origin of this Italian breed is unknown. It is raised in the innermost areas of the province of Salerno, in the high hills and mountains where the pastures are poorer and more difficult to reach. The farms are small and medium in size and wild or semi-wild, even if they are sedentary, with extensive use of grazing.