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Facts and figures about South Tyrolean herbs

Cultivation and history

Here are a few facts about the world of South Tyrolean herbs:

  • The professional cultivation of herbs and spices in South Tyrol began 30 years ago. 
  • About 40 ha of ground are now used solely for cultivating herbs. 
  • About 10 producers grow South Tyrolean herbs and spices with seal of quality. 
  • The herbs grow more than 500 meters above sea level, far away from urban areas and main roads. 
  • 300 days of sunshine every year guarantee that the aromatic plants have the light and warmth they need for optimum growth.