tomatoes grown in soil
The climate of Sicily, the sun and the Mediterranean sea play an important role in the quality of tomatoes. Combined with technology and innovation, we are able to obtain high quality tomatoes with excellent organoleptic properties.
Our production sites are divided between traditional soil cultivation and soilless crops.
The greenhouses are equipped with computer controlled heating, shading and irrigation systems.
The history of the tomato supply chain starts from the Sicilian lands where climate, land, and water create ideal conditions that enhance its natural goodness. The supply chain emphasizes the link between tomatoes and their territory of origin and promotes sustainable and responsible growing methods.
The supply chain promotes the healthiness of tomatoes and traceability throughout the routes of goods with particular attention to greater safety and transparency for consumers. Due to the control at every stage of the supply chain, we guarantee a healthy, safe, and carefully selected product.
Tomatoes are grown according to the integrated defense plan with the launch of beneficial insects, limiting the use of pesticides. Pollination occurs naturally with the intervention of bumblebees.
nickel free tomatoes
nickel free tomatoes
The soilless technique allows us to improve the organoleptic qualities of tomatoes due to the optimal administration of nutrients to the plants.
The most cultivated reference is the premium cherry, distinctive for its excellent taste, high sugar content, and strong aromaticity.
The coconut fiber substrate, completely similar to an “improved soil”, is characterized by simpler and less problematic management of fertigation. We achieve greater uniformity and standardization of cultivation with significant positive influences on quality and yields.
The substrate production technique allows us to eliminate the use of soil sterilizing chemicals. It allows eliminating the problem linked to the presence of nematodes which can cause considerable damage to cultivation.
Due to the substrate production system, it is possible to grow cherry tomatoes with low nickel content, since the metal indicated is found in the soil in quantities that are harmful to the health of people with intolerances or allergies.
In order to meet their needs, we grow cherry tomatoes with a nickel content of less than 0.03 mg/kg, which makes them safe for consumption by those with this condition.
In addition to the Nickel-free certification, we are also proceeding to obtain the Zero Residue certification.
proactive technical approach
Since 2018, the year in which the presence of the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus was reported for the first time in the province of Ragusa, our company has immediately implemented a regulation that aims to prevent the introduction and spread of the disease in our greenhouses.