The Piedmont P.G.I. Hazelnuts are produced on our sunny territory, where the climate meets perfectly the fruit cultivation needs.
The hazel, a soft wood betulacea, is a plant whose life cycle lasts all year round. Once it loses its leaves it does not cease to vegetate like most of the not evergreen flora: in winter the male flower, which looks like a little worm (“gatin” in the Piedmont’s dialect), produces pollen. The first buds begin to appear with the arrival of warmer temperatures in March, followed by flowers and fruits and the resumption of the production cycle of the plant.
Then we resume cultivation: we turn the soil over in order to oxygenate it and remove the harmful weed. Then we complete the pruning and tying started in Autumn and we repair possible damages caused by snow excessive load on branches.
In the meantime, the fruits grow and mature until August, when they are harvested (click to see video harvested).