Who’s in charge of the olive grove and the preservation of the Selva?
A group of citizens, volunteers, associations and non-profit organizations united by the desire to safeguard the biodiversity of the Selva di Castelfidardo and the surrounding area.
The Ferretti Foundation and Selva Cooperativa Sociale in particular will be the coordinating entities of the project…
… and then there’s me: the pollinator Maurino
In the new 2021 planting, in addition to the endangered varieties, we have included one-also native-with the aim of encouraging pollination. It is Maurino, an olive tree with high pollen production, vigorous bearing and dense, closed foliage that make it extremely resistant to wind.
Pollination of the olive tree is anemophilous, meaning that it occurs by the wind carrying pollen from one flower to another. Most olive trees have flowers that are unable to fertilize themselves, so pollen exchange with fertile varieties such as Maurino allows fertilization and subsequent fruit production.