Tartufo Siciliano

Pietraperzia: conference on truffles and truffle

Pietraperzia. Tuesday, June 4, at 19:00 at the Convent of Santa Maria Jesus, will host a conference on "Truffles and Truffle in Pietraperzia: promotion and development of the territory", supervisor Dr. Giuseppe Zuccalà, Mycologist experienced researcher in truffles and truffle .
We asked Dr. Zuccalà if it were possible the growth of the truffle in our area, so he replied: "Different species identified, at the expense of the climate and the morphology which many believe is not favorable: between truffles blacks can be the" Scorzone "or black truffle summer "Tuber aestivum", the black winter truffle "Tuber brumale", the ordinary black truffle "Tuber mesentericum"; among white truffles has spread the "Whitebait" or "Tuber borchii" and some species such as the Tuber puberulum and Tuber driophylum. The truffle in Sicily and therefore there is widespread in the whole island. "
The commissioner Francesca Cali said: "This conference will give an answer to all the questions that the audience might introduce, in addition to giving an idea of crop diversification that can develop in our territory; can be born a new and extraordinary to take a different momentum and a new starting point for our economy. As has happened in the well-known resort in northern and central Italy, Alba and Acqualagna, also in our territory truffles can become a source of wealth. We wanted to organize this event to raise awareness of young people pietrini rediscovering the importance of agricultural work, as this can be varied and generous. "
Dr. Zuccalà declares: "Although many have argued so far that our climate does not allow the development of truffles, research and studies in the area conducted by our team showed that the island truffles is present and is of excellent quality. Different species identified: among blacks truffles can be the "Scorzone" or black truffle "Tuber aestivum", the black winter truffle "Tuber brumale", the ordinary black truffle "Tuber mesentericum"; among white truffles has spread the "Whitebait" or "Tuber borchii" and some species such as the Tuber puberulum and Tuber driophylum. The truffle in Sicily and therefore there is widespread throughout the island. The continued exploration of the territory and the study of the discoveries made so far showed some genetic difference sufficient to elevate someone to the rank of species or varieties endemic to the significant and valuable organoleptic differences so you can recognize the uniqueness. "
The Mayor said: "The administration is always open and available to all the initiatives that can lead to economic development in our area, which is why we strongly believe in this conference so that it can inspire young entrepreneurs of our country and encourage them to new activities. "
Sunday, June 9, starting from Barry at 6, was organized by the group of Dr. Zuccalà, an excursion to truffles at the Feudo Baulj of Palazzolo Acreide, where possible, with the guidance of expert mycologists and diggers See all 'operates the truffle dogs. All participants will have lunch made from local products with the black truffle, at the picturesque farm of the feud. Participation is open to all; several groups are mycological, institution managers and regional entrepreneurs who have confirmed their presence at the event.


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