Chestnuts of Trentino

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In several areas of Trentino, “maroni” are regularly grown and highly appreciated. “Maroni” is a type of chestnut (Castanea sativa) which features a largest, elongated fruit, as well as a finer and sweeter pulp.
The best and most productive chestnut groves are those located in well-exposed land, with spacious training systems, which allow the plants to grow freely.
The fruit is harvested by hand, waiting for it to fall once ripe, in October and November. Afterwards, the best fruits are selected and subjected to various conservation techniques, such as drying, refrigeration or water bathing.

To protect this crop, the “Trentino-Alto Adige Castanicoltori” Cooperative was born fifteen years ago, and now involving about seventy active members. It has its registered office in Trento, on via Jacopo Aconcio 11, and the administrative headquarters in Vigolo Vattaro, on via Vittoria 13.

The cooperative monitors and regulates product prices, promotes marketing, and takes care of the transformation of a portion of its products offering chestnut creams, candied chestnuts in syrup, chestnut beer, and flavoured syrup for the Trentino grappa liqueurs.
The same cooperative also grows and sells new nursery plants of “marone trentino”, while promoting several educational training activities.

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Via Vittoria 13 - Vicolo Vattaro (TN)(TN)

Cooperativa Castanicoltori del Trentino Alto Adige

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