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    Default Poppies

    Any thoughts on when and where to see the best poppy fields? We will be in Tuscany May 2019 and hope to see a good showing. I realize it is weather dependent but an educated guess would be appreciated.

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    You will find poppies all over Tuscany but in particular they prefer dry and well drained areas such as Val d'Orcia. The poppy in a field of grain is always a sign that herbicides have not been used.

    What I had for the first time this year were some dishes prepared with the very tender leaves of the poppy before flowering - a frittata and ravioli with a ricotta and poppy leaves.

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    Perhaps you should also consider going here -https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/italian-flower-fields/#slide-1

    Especially since the devastating earthquake destroyed so many buildings. Also remember that this valley is famous for its production of lentils which are considered the best in Italy. The traditional New Year dinner in many parts of Italy includes zampone and lentils which are considered a symbol of money in the coming year.

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