produced in the month of may, this is a honey with real personality, creamy. golden color with amber highlights. to the palate it brings precise sensations of moscato grapes and peach syrup, lychee stands out most distinctly, followed by an umami finish reminiscent of fresh mushrooms. tree of heaven or ailanthus, named for its height, reached in just a few years of rapid growth, considered invasive, it nevertheless has an undeniable oriental beauty and charm all its own.
fruit juices and alcohol-free beverages, perfect sweetener for bellini cocktails, excellent with all peach tarts and jams, or with exotic fruit.
in the kitchen
in long cooking recipes for peach, apricot or melon jellies, also in fruit salads or to caramelize a pineapple flambé, in its element with fruit in general. perfect with dill for marinating yellowtail or salmon in gravlax style. - View the recipes
lower garda near verona, present in all of italy.
ailanthus altissima, also known as the tree of heaven, is a broad-leaved, deciduous tree. native to taiwan and northwest and central china, it has established itself in italy and europe. it was introduced around 1850 in order to provide food for silkworms. thanks to its extraordinary adaptability to different soils and climates and its rapid rate of maturation, it has invaded every available space, reaching heights of 15m in a few short years; this earned it the sobriquet of ‘tree of heaven’. the tree emits a sharp, pungent odor, and if one rubs a shoot it emits the scent of fresh-made popcorn. one of nature’s little jokes, as if the plant had put all of its best qualities into the bud.
pollens and combinations
blackberry, white clover, blueweed, asparagus, hawthorn