COLLECTION AND PACKAGING OF THE BASILICO GENOVESE D.O.P.


FRESH BASIL:

Basil plants are harvested when they carry four to eight leaves; they are picked from the ground one by one.

Harvesting is exclusively manual and takes place on special suspended wooden planks, where the operator lies to reach the ground without stepping on it.

The plants, complete with roots, are immediately packaged using food paper marked with the official logos.
A small portion of soil is left around the roots to keep the seedlings fresh and fragrant.

Two types of packages can be found on the market: small bunch - the so called "mazzetto", which carries from 3 to 10 plants - and big bunch or "bouquet" carrying from 30 to 100 plants.

fase di raccolta del basilico
fase di raccolta del basilico
fase di raccolta del basilico
fase di raccolta del basilico

BASIL FOR PROCESSING:

For industrial or artisanal processing the plants are trimmed mechanically or by hand. Collecting only the apical part of the plants - a maximum of eight leaves - and preserving them intact help guarantee tenderness and fragrance.

Packaging is by weight. The packaging is always marked.
fase di raccolta del basilico
fase di raccolta del basilico

PAY ATTENTION TO THE LABEL!

Packaging materials comply with the legislation standards and each packaging must be marked with the label "BASILICO GENOVESE D.O.P", the community symbol of D.O.P, the logo of the Consorzio di Tutela Basilico Genovese D.O.P. , the product logo and producing farm details. logo del Consorzio di Tutela Basilico Genovese D.O.P. logo del Consorzio di Tutela Basilico Genovese D.O.P.