The volcanic vineyards of Lanzarote

The volcanic vineyards of Lanzarote

Extending the field of vine bushes on the island of Lanzarote are a testament to the determination of human to adverse conditions, because the crop here differs significantly from that in the other vineyards in the world. Here the vines then carefully dug hole in the powdery ash, and ripe fruit skarłowaciałej plants are touching the ground, the stone walls in the shape of a circle covering each one the plant before the hot air

A typical landscape of Lanzarote

Lanzarote also known as "mountain breathable fire". During the autumn of the year 1730 in the same time with thirty craters began to break out lava and ash. The eruption lasted for six years, and as a result, one-third of the island was covered by adding basalt and ashes. This fact very negative impact on agriculture on Lanzarote, but not stopped it local producers of grapes.

Down makes the plant trap more moisture

The seedlings grow in a specially dug the bottom up to several feet wide, this is done primarily for the roots, which thanks to have easier access to fertile soil and, secondly, to ensure that the grapes are allowed. Rain on Lanzarote almost do not exist, artificial irrigation due to costs is not practiced. Plants obtain water from dew that condenses on the walls of "funnels", and the ash layer keeps moisture for a long time.


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