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Italy: Autore basil getting popular in the UK

"The price of basil is slightly increasing (around €6/kg), whereas the other herbs are quite stable. The best price is achieved between December and February though," explains Giombattista Autore, owner of the company.

"Despite the cyclones, flash floods and a persistent economic crisis, I would say that the campaign is going well. Demand is on the up especially for basil, with a peak envisaged from the end of November."

"This year, things are looking good and it means we can get through winter more relaxed. Quality is the best we've had in a long time, not to mention the fact that we have a lot of product available."

The only weird thing is how hot it is: temperatures are still above 25°C outside and even 37°C in greenhouses!

The company mostly works on the domestic market, but it also exports to Romania, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The first requests from the UK have also arrived.

"As regards the foreign market, the British are increasingly appreciating our product, so much so that we are doubling the orders. We are very proud that we have received their compliments," concludes Giombattista.

Azienda Agricola Autore Giombattista

C/da Dragonara
Via XX Settembre n. 199
97019 Vittoria (RG)
Tel./Fax: (+39) 0932 802450
Cell.: (+39) 338 4172789
Cell.: (+39) 320 2282847

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