Ever since the late Middle Ages the damson plum has been at home on Barbian’s slopes. Until far into the 20th century it was even an important export of the southern Eisack valley. And still today this stone fruit, rich in vitamins and minerals, is grown on many farms and distributed further afield. From when they mature in May up to the Barbian damson plum weeks
in September and the autumn colouring of the leaves, these 6-metre high slender-branched damson plum trees are a sight to behold.
There is even a damson plum hiking trail
in Barbian. You can however enjoy these small fruits all year round. Whether as jam, in risotto or with duck breast, the Barbian damson plum adds the right kind of zest to many dishes with its fine aroma. The desserts are especially popular of course, above all the damson plum dumplings and strudel.