Acquaviva Red Onion

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Acquaviva Red Onion

The quality of the soil in Acquaviva delle Fonti, well-drained and aerated, deep, rich in potassium, moderately loose-packed and tending towards muddiness, gives the local red onions characteristics for which they have been renowned since the 19th century. Known for its sweetness, this variety is recognizable by its flattened shape. As wide as a hand’s breadth, the onions weigh around 500 grams each. The onions’ color is somewhere between carmine red and violet, gradually lightening towards the middle until it becomes completely white. During the local fair celebrating the onions, they can be sampled in “rustici”, focaccias stuffed with red onions and ricotta forte.

Season

Harvested from July to August.

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The Presidium was founded to promote the Acquaviva onion nationally, so that it can command a fairer price that fully reflects the producers’ hard work. The onion is only grown around the town of Acquaviva delle Fonti. The surface area planted with onions has decreased in recent years and the average yield per hectare is much lower than the national average, 200 quintals compared to 300.

Production area
Acquaviva delle Fonti Municipality, Bari Province

Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
La vera cipolla di Acquaviva
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Don Cesare Franco, 17
tel. +39 339 1936517

Vito Capozzo
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
Via Eustachio Fraccascia, 17
tel. +39 080 767879
339 5728562

Giacomo Colapietro
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Giuseppe Pietroforte,35
tel. +39 080 759214-333 9838998
colapietrogiacomo@libero.it

Fabrizio Cornacchia
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Ludovico Ariosto, 42
tel. +39 080 767259
333 395632

Anna Iannone
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Annunziata, 31
tel. +39 080 757468-333 9807833

Antonio Martielli
Acquaviva delle fonti (Ba)
Via Francesco Petrarca, 28
Tel. +39 339 4482326

Angelo Nardulli
Cassano delle Murge (Ba)
Contrada Frà Diavolo, 27
Villaggio Valleverde
Tel. +39 328 2841024
nardulli.angelo@libero.it

Giacomo Palmirotta
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
Via Luigi Einaudi, 67 C
Tel. +39 329 3972885
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Vito Abrusci
Tel. +39 080 757468 - 339 1936517
abrusciserv@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marcello Longo
Tel. +39 0831 985010 - 347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com
The Presidium was founded to promote the Acquaviva onion nationally, so that it can command a fairer price that fully reflects the producers’ hard work. The onion is only grown around the town of Acquaviva delle Fonti. The surface area planted with onions has decreased in recent years and the average yield per hectare is much lower than the national average, 200 quintals compared to 300.

Production area
Acquaviva delle Fonti Municipality, Bari Province

Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
La vera cipolla di Acquaviva
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Don Cesare Franco, 17
tel. +39 339 1936517

Vito Capozzo
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
Via Eustachio Fraccascia, 17
tel. +39 080 767879
339 5728562

Giacomo Colapietro
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Giuseppe Pietroforte,35
tel. +39 080 759214-333 9838998
colapietrogiacomo@libero.it

Fabrizio Cornacchia
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Ludovico Ariosto, 42
tel. +39 080 767259
333 395632

Anna Iannone
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
via Annunziata, 31
tel. +39 080 757468-333 9807833

Antonio Martielli
Acquaviva delle fonti (Ba)
Via Francesco Petrarca, 28
Tel. +39 339 4482326

Angelo Nardulli
Cassano delle Murge (Ba)
Contrada Frà Diavolo, 27
Villaggio Valleverde
Tel. +39 328 2841024
nardulli.angelo@libero.it

Giacomo Palmirotta
Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba)
Via Luigi Einaudi, 67 C
Tel. +39 329 3972885
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Vito Abrusci
Tel. +39 080 757468 - 339 1936517
abrusciserv@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marcello Longo
Tel. +39 0831 985010 - 347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com