A curious discovery was made in Mombaruzzo, an italian small town

By: John Basmati - Published: • References: youtube
A curious discovery was made in Mombaruzzo, a small town in the heart of Piedmont, Italy, well known for its soft almond cookies and fine wine: the first carnivorous rose.

A variety of plant never seen before has been noticed in the Pico Maccario Estate, along the wine rows; it has been dubbed "the carnivorous rose" for its safeguarding health of the vineyard and for its unusual qualities as a "predator".

Pico Maccario winery has spread a video-documentary filmed by an Australian Tv channel, showing this curious event and immortalizing a long –awaited moment: the carnivorous rose in action.

As Maccario brothers explain, the use of roses in the vineyards comes from an old farming tradition perpetuated ‘til now. Growers planted the roses next to the rows to protect the vineyards; in case of disease, the roses were acting as "guardians" being the first to be struck down. This allowed growers to act promptly in order to prevent any grape damage.

However, no one would have imagined that these flowers, delicious prey to insects and pests, would have been transformed into real hunters deployed in protecting the health of the surrounding vineyards.

A team of agronomists, expressly summoned by Maccario brothers, were the first to become aware of the unusual phenomenon. As a result of numerous checks, they have recorded a progressive reduction of polyphagous and other species of insects harmful for the screws, and a significant increase in the amount of pollen within the vineyards.

After months of observation, the discovery: the roses produce pollen used as a bait for luring the preys. Stats for The Carnivorous Rose Trending: Older & Chilly
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