The town of Leonforte
Local products from Leonforte
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Wide Broad Bean of Leonforte
Once wide broad bean were cultivated in spin with wheat, in order to enrich the fields with nitrogen, besides representing an important element in the gastronomy of Leonforte.
As in ancient times, also nowadays the Wide Broad Bean of Leonforte growing occurs manually.
Between November and December they prepare furrows, place seeds in groups and they covere them with earth, when the plants grow up they are cut with a scythe, dried and beated.
At the end they divide the straw from the beard beans, the small ones will be used as pasture, the largest will be sold.
The late peach of Leonforte, called "settembrina" (that means "of September"), is cultivated in Leonforte and in the neraby towns.
Since the second half of June the main characteristic of the peach growing in Leonforte is the practice of the "sacking" on the single fruits of the plant.
With this practice they can avoid to intervene with products pesticides.
As a matter of fact each fruit is naturally protected within its parchment paper bag which will be there until its complete ripening.