Cortona's annual flower festival

Due to be held this weekend this event is definitely worth marking in your calendar for 2022!

Cortona’s Fiera del Rame, del Fiore e del Coccio (flower, copper and earthenware fair) is always a welcome and cheerful event and usually held on the first weekend of May. It is held in Piazza Signorelli and via Casali where stalls displaying new or antique copper and earthenware products are surrounded by a riot of colour from the 1000’s of flowers and ornamental plants on show. It really is an experience to witness first hand and something well worth marking in your calendar for May 2022!
This beautiful, antique climbing rose which has recently started to bud and flower at home, reminded me that the fair would have taken place this weekend, but for Covid restrictions (which ironically have just been lifted…for the moment at least).
This particular rose – which I fell in love with - was exhibited at the 2019 fair by a nursery in Castiglion Fiorentino, owned by the Papini family. They produce about a 1000 varieties of perennial herbaceous plants and over 300 varieties of roses and are constantly adding to their collection.
For pepperoncino diehards, they also grow and sell over 200 varieties of pepperoncino from the mild to the 2,200,000 shu Carolina Reaper, which according to the Guiness Book of records is currently the hottest pepperoncino in the world!!
Here is an availability calendar:
Seeds: Available from 01 August to 30 March
Fruits: Available from 01 August to 31 August
Vase 10 Cm: Available from 01 April to 30 June
Vase 14 Cm and over: Available from 01 June to 30 November
Alison Koetser, 28/04/2021 09:47:06
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