The brand adds value, but only if the consumer can identify it and distinguish the product. According to this vision, the Ronca Gennaro farm has created "Cuore di Fragola" (Strawberry Heart) in recognition of its high quality.
"We specialize in strawberries grown in greenhouses - said Gennaro Ronca - and we decided to distinguish our product through an identifiable quality label. Cuore di Fragola represents the extra category of Piana del Sele and differs significantly as a top range product for taste, colour and aroma. We produce strawberries in protected cultivation, by integrating the defence systems so as to reduce residues. For instance, we make extensive use of beneficial insects."
On the right Gennaro Ronca together with a company manager
In addition to strawberries, the company also produces nectarines, apricots, kohlrabi, rocket, watermelons and mini watermelons. Regarding strawberries, the main varieties grown are Melissa, Fortuna, Marisol, Sabrina, just to name a few. The calendar is very long and Ronca is able to supply strawberries from November to June, also thanks to the medium-late variety Amiga, the only one of its kind.
"Compared to the market trend - added Ronca - prices are in the standard range at the moment. Because of the weather there is a general advance, but the quality is really high, benefiting both taste and aroma."
"At the moment, thanks to the modern and technological warehouse for the storage and processing of fruit and vegetables, our company represents a leading role model in the Piana del Sele for the production and processing of strawberry varieties that are increasingly growing for organoleptical palatability. Our commitment is to keep the quality standards of the product very high and the launch of "Cuore di Fragola" wants to be a proof of this."
Contact and information:
Aziende Agricole Ronca
via Fosso Pioppo 25 Battipaglia (Salerno)
Phone.: (+39) 335.8325965