In the areas not heavily affected by the frost, Romagna Lady confirmed itself as a very productive nectarine variety with good organoleptic qualities. Daniele Neri, nursery gardener and producer from Faenza (Ravenna), reported that "most of my orchards were affected by frost, so they have not been very productive, but the situation is surprising in the areas that were spared."
"During the first round, Romagna Lady produced 30 tons per hectare and there are still a couple of rounds to go. Grades are excellent and the flavor is the one typical of the variety."
In such a dry year as 2021, certain results are also obtained thanks to a careful management of water resources. "I always recommend mulching with double hoses for peaches, and mine was an excellent choice this year. The two hoses regularly conveyed water and fertilizers, while I let the water flow in middle rows to help the trees succumbing to the drought. Thanks to the mulching, there was no stagnation in proximity to the plants, so I have achieved a record production. As the prices currently reach €1/kg, the gross saleable production will be excellent."
Neri recommends volume growing with branches kept one meter from the ground. In order to avoid asphyxia problems, mulching is 20 cm. Fertigation is managed while keeping doses to the minimum.