Visit A Bronte Pistachio Farm

We’ve done so much the last two days, I don’t know where to begin! For me though, something totally new was our visit today to a pistacchio farm in Bronte, the capital of Sicilian pistachios, on Etna’s western slopes. It was so cool to be up close to these beautiful trees. Did you know that there are male and female pistacchio trees?! The male trees produce pollen and the female trees, once fertilized (the wind does its magic), produce the fruit (i.e. the nuts). Thank you to Luigi and Biagio of I Lochi for overwhelming us with new knowledge and full stomachs of everything pistacchio!

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  1. Oh, I didn’t know at all! I’d love to visit Bronte one day!!

  2. John says:

    Hi Allison,
    Looks like you are having a great time. You have an incredible website. Beautiful photos and comments. I cannot wait for my trip. Getting excited.Please email me each time you update.Ciao. John

    1. Yes! You are going to love it here. It is magical.

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