PLUM TREE GROWING IN ITALY. STUDIES AND RESEARCHES.

A. MORETTINI
The growing of the different kinds of Prunus domestica doesn't have, in Italy, so great importance as that of other fruit species. So the production of plums in 1966 has only been of 1,400,000 quintals corresponding to 2.30% of the whole Italian fruit production which, in the same year, has been of 92 millions of quintals. The following table, in which are exposed the figures of the fruit production for 1966 and their increments compared to those of the 1934–1939 period, emphasizes it clearly.

Fruit production in Italy
(millions of quintals)

Fruit Mean   
1931–1939
1966 Increasement from
1934–1939 (%)

Apple 2,883 25,844 89.6 %
Pear 1,971 12,492 63.3 %
Peach 2,313 14,234 61.5 %
Cherry 868 2,264 2.6 %
Apricot 252 770 3.05 %

Plum 516 1,400 2.71 %

Fig 3,062 2,414 0.78 %
Table grapes 1,200 8,583 7.15 %
Almond 1,084 2,369 2,18 %
Nut 480 704 1.46 %
Hazel 218 725 3.32 %
Cirtus 7,058 20,291 2.87 %

Total 21,905 92,089  
MORETTINI, A. (1968). PLUM TREE GROWING IN ITALY. STUDIES AND RESEARCHES.. Acta Hortic. 10, 21-32
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1968.10.3
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1968.10.3

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