COLOUR PISTACHIO

     

The pistachio is trendy. And we don’t say it because of a new clothing or decor trend, but because of its cultivation.

Even if the Castilla – La Mancha region has been betting on this fruit for years, Extremadura is considering it as a very good alternative for traditional cultivation. Firstly because of its high profitability, secondly because the soil in many areas of said region is suitable for cultivation and also for its optimal climatic conditions. These conditions meet in very few parts of the world.

The pistachio plant needs mainly cold winters and long and hot summers, typical features within the climate in Extremadura. It suits well in limestone, rocky soil, loose grounds and grows very poorly in a compact soil which waterlogs easily. Because its hardiness and late flowering (April), the pistachio tree may be planted in large areas of Extremadura’s dryland, but also in irrigated land, as it happens in other parts of the world.

It is remarkable that the pistachio tree is often planted along with olive trees, almond trees, vineyards, etc. Thus explains its traditional growing areas (arid and semi-arid grounds).

Quoting what we say here about one of Extremadura’s star products, the pig, you may also get the most of every pistachio. Not only the fruit itself is consumed as dried fruit or as preparation of ice cream, sweets or food colouring; the compound obtained from the resin is used to make chewing gum; pistachio tree wood can be manufactured to furniture and other wooden utensils; the fruit shell is used as a fertilizer, and lately the use of shell as a source of renewable energy is been researched.

In short, both because of an arising new market as well as for the development of processed products, everything suggests a forthcoming increase of the pistachio consumption in the world.

If you intend to invest in the pistachio cultivation we can help you to acquire the most suitable plot in Extremadura.