Aci Trunzu Kohlrabi

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Sicily

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Aci Trunzu Kohlrabi

Until the end of the 1940s, the “Aci” (the prefix used to identify the areas around historic Acireale) supplied the city of Catania with excellent fruit and vegetables, grown in the volcanic soil around Etna. Among the many different vegetables, kohlrabi was one of the most sought-after. The brassica produces a violet-streaked bulb, a typical color for the vegetables grown in Etna’s mineral-rich soil. It can be eaten raw, in salads or with pasta (a typical Acireale dish). The four leaves that wrap the bulb can also be eaten.

Season

Kohlrabi is grown in two cycles, and harvested in May and June and again in October and November

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The Presidium involves a small group of producers who follow a production protocol based on sustainability and healthfulness. The aim is to form an association and to enter the market at a price that does justice to the quality of this vegetable. The kohlrabi is sold individually or in bunches, well wrapped in the long leaves that preserve its freshness.

Production area
Acireale e Aci S. Antonio, Aci S. Filippo, Aci Catena, Aci Castello and Aci Bonaccorsi Municipalities (province of Catania)

Presidium supported by
Sicilian Region
Producers

Alberolungo
di Vincenzo Pennisi
Via Lazzaretto, 35
Acireale (Ct)
Tel. +39 330 961921
enzo_pennisi@alice.it

Monaci delle Terre Nere
di Guido Alessandro Coffa
Via Monaci
Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Tel. +39 348 6016050
info@monacidelleterrenere.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Enzo Pennisi
Tel. +39 330 961921
enzo_pennisi@alice.it

Responsabile Slow Food del Presidio
Roberta Capizzi
Tel.339 4778067
capizziroberta@gmail.com
The Presidium involves a small group of producers who follow a production protocol based on sustainability and healthfulness. The aim is to form an association and to enter the market at a price that does justice to the quality of this vegetable. The kohlrabi is sold individually or in bunches, well wrapped in the long leaves that preserve its freshness.

Production area
Acireale e Aci S. Antonio, Aci S. Filippo, Aci Catena, Aci Castello and Aci Bonaccorsi Municipalities (province of Catania)

Presidium supported by
Sicilian Region
Producers

Alberolungo
di Vincenzo Pennisi
Via Lazzaretto, 35
Acireale (Ct)
Tel. +39 330 961921
enzo_pennisi@alice.it

Monaci delle Terre Nere
di Guido Alessandro Coffa
Via Monaci
Zafferana Etnea (Ct)
Tel. +39 348 6016050
info@monacidelleterrenere.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Enzo Pennisi
Tel. +39 330 961921
enzo_pennisi@alice.it

Responsabile Slow Food del Presidio
Roberta Capizzi
Tel.339 4778067
capizziroberta@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionSicily