Two days in Milan dedicated to citrus fruits


The eighth edition for AgruMI, the great fair dedicated to the symbolic fruits of the Mediterranean and the products related to their processing, will take place in Milan on 16 and 17 February. The cure is Giuseppe Barbera, Professor of Colture Arboree of the University of Palermo.
The event will be held in the frame of Villa Necchi Campiglio. The Bene of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) in the center of Milan will host thirty exhibitors presenting, in addition to numerous plant varieties, also themed products. Visitors, strolling through the garden and the indoor tennis court of the house, will be able to know and buy selected products and rare delicacies.
The program also includes tastings, workshops and educational tours, even for the little ones. In-depth meetings will also be organized.
Saturday 16 at 4.30 pm Giuseppe Barbera will present his book Tuttifrutti: a journey through Mediterranean fruit trees, between science and literature (Aboca); Sunday 17 at 12 is scheduled a round table on "Good practices of the estate of a citrus grove" - moderated by Giuseppe Barbera - which will be attended by some of the most virtuous nurserymen, farmers and Italian agronomists; at 3 pm meeting with Vicente Todolì, Artistic Director of the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Foundation and "father" of the Todolì Citrus Foundation in Palmera, the largest citrus nursery in Spain. The curator will describe the project, born from the idea that citrus fruits are like works of art, which has resulted in a collection of 400 thousand plants including many varieties of intersections such as limquat (lime and kumquat, Chinese mandarin) and ku-cle (kumquat and clementino). Finally at 4.30 pm conference on "Il Giardino Donnafugata di Pantelleria" with Salvatore Gabriele, President of the National Park "Isola di Pantelleria", and Josè Rallo, owner of the Donnafugata winery. Giuseppe Barbera will moderate.
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