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Agriculture is one for Sicily of the major economic resources.

 The cultivation of wheat is the time of the domination of the Romans very important for the quality is still produced and used especially for the production of pasta.

 Very pleasant and varied depending on the area of production is the cultivation of olive oil is obtained from a popular worldwide for its excellent quality.

 The cultivation of the vine ensures production of fine wines, white and red, often characterized by a high alcohol content. Some wines, recognized D.O.C. (of origin) for their valuable characteristics, are the Nero d'Avola, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Marsala, Zibibbo, Moscato di Pantelleria, Malvasia di Lipari.

 Citrus fruit produced in Sicily, such as lemons, oranges, mandarins, cedar, grapefruit and bergamot are appreciated worldwide for their quality.

 Excellent production of khaki or even the lilies, bananas, kiwi and mango.

 No less important is the production of carob, used for the preparation of wines and syrups, and prickly pears grown with some prestigious extensive crops.

 Much value is given by the production of vegetables for some specialties such as Sicilian Pachino tomato, lupine, artichokes.

 Appreciable nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios from Bronte.

 Of great importance is the production of cotton in the Piana di Gela.


 

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