Spaghetti-Harvest in Ticino

This is an old film of the world famous spaghetti harvest in action in Ticina, Switzerland.

The spaghetti tree film is a famous 3-minute report broadcast on 1 April 1957 by the BBC current affairs programme Panorama.

It told a tale of a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the famous spaghetti tree,

There are specialist plant breeders who have worked for decades on refining the spaghetti trees, so that all of the spaghetti remains in a uniform shape and size.

Most spaghetti trees start life as a cutting that sprouts a root system after being immersed in a small quantity of tomato sauce and then transplanted to the spaghetti grove, where it thrives and grows into a fully grown spaghetti tree.


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