Still today the ancient jasmine blooms shyly along the wall of the liama and wild orchids bloom spontaneously in the olive plantation from the months of April to June. Aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme, lavender and various sage varieties can also be found along with cactus, capers, prickly pears and other fruit trees. In October the Feudo prepares for the olive harvest and still today produces oil for family use. The olives are of the Leccino variety and have a very particular fruit which is fragrant and spicy. Once the olive oil was treated in the oil press called “ipogeo of Salve”. This “trappeto” called also “frantoio ipogeo” is a testimonial of the XVI century local agricultural economy, track of a hard and difficult civilization, that involved humans and animals at the same time. The frantoio ipogeo “le Trappite” of Salve is now an archeological site that you can visit.
Small scattered vineyards can still be seen all over the Mediterranean area evidence of what once was a well-organized local wine producing area. The temperatures and sun encouraged the cultivation of plants of myrtle, a plant with a rare, ancient and fascinating story of symbolism and legend.