This small, purplish-blue plum is very popular in Piedmont, but almost completely unknown in other regions. The damson variety, known by its dialect name ramassìn, is named after its home city of Damascus. Like all Syrian plums, it is very hardy. For this reason, it was used in the past a colonizing plant on impervious, difficult land. The particular microclimate of the Bronda Valley, a few kilometers from Saluzzo, and its hilly terrain have been guaranteeing an excellent harvest for hundreds of years.
The harvest takes place from mid-June to mid-August, with a short shelf life. During the rest of the year, it can be eaten in processed form.
Bronda and Po Valleys, Cuneo Province
Presidium supported by
Ortofruit Italia, Pagno, Castellar and Brondello Municipalities
Via Roma, 3
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Alida Lucia Borghino, Eros Demarchi and Dario Morello in Castellar; Silvano Bodrero, Pietro Giordanino, Luigi Maero, Bruna Mellano, Marco Occelli, Eligio Perotto and Franco Ponso in Pagno; Riccardo Boglione and Luca Maero in Saluzzo
Alida Lucia Borghino
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