Our farm from long time cultivated in our orchards of Alba, Langhe and Roero, the cherries.
The cherries are harvested by hand several times in the season to respect the natural aging and to allow us to have a product at the right point of ripening. On that way the fresh fruits are naturally sweet and with an excellent quality; we work a few hours after the picking.
The result is a product preserved with the same characteristics of a fresh product with unique organoleptic properties and enhances the distinctive flavor of cherries, the fruit is very typical spring but retained for consumption in the winter, when there is plenty of fresh fruit season.
The preserved fruit is an evergreen classic that reminds us of the one prepared for us by our grandmothers.
The method of manufacture of jams is the classic method used since ancient times for the preservation of fruit. Fruit, after being carefully washed and clean is simply cooked in a pot with the addition of fructose .
We get a product that enhances the flavor of the fruit and the artisan characteristics that only our mothers can match.
All this is proved by the quantity of fruit used; for the production of 100 grams of jam we use 170 grams of juicy fresh cherries.
It is good the pairing on freshly baked bread and butter mountain. We obtain a rich and healthy breakfast or snack fine!
Name of product: Cherry compote
Category: Extra jam without sugar
Net weight: 345 g.
Ingredients: Cherrries, fructose
Variety: Cherries (Prunus Avium)
Way of cultivation: organic certified
Period of harvest: end May
Way of picking: by hand
The cherry (Prunus avium), also called bird cherry or wild cherry tree is a tree belonging to the Rosaceae family, native to Europe (from the British Isles to Russia) and the Middle East.
Known since antiquity, was cataloged by Plinio Il Vecchio, who distinguished himself in two tipologiein ase the cherry-flavored sour or sweet.
It is a tree deciduoche can arrive at 32 m in height, and can have a trunk of 1.5 m diametr!
The cherry tree lives about 100 years.
The bark is smooth, purple-brown with prominent horizontal lenticels gray-brown in young trees, which become thicker and darker fissures in older trees.
The leaves are alternate, simple ovoid, acute, 7-14 cm long, 4-7 cm wide and broad, glabrous, pale green or a bright top.
The white flowers are arranged in stalked corymbs two to six together, each flower pendant on a peduncle 2-5 cm, 2.5-3.5 cm in diameter, with five white petals, yellow stamens and an ovary pendent, the flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by bees. Flowering occurs in early spring while the production of new leaves.
The fruit is a fleshy drupe (berry) of 1-2 cm in diameter (larger in some cultivated selections), a bright red to a dark purple when mature in mid summer. The edible fruit has a sweet taste to be quite astringent and amaroe contains a single core.
The fruits are eaten by many birds and animals, is one of the first fruits of this season and theu love it!
… like us!
… when you was a child did you climbed a cherry tree and ate the cherries directly on?
Way of production
All the production process is done manually according to the old country tradition of home production. The fruit in copious quantities in the summer was turned into a jam before being consumed in the winter.
The method used is the classic method used since ancient times for the preservation of fruit. The fruit after being thoroughly cleaned and washed are simply cooked in a pot with the addition of a little bit of fructose.