Caprauna Turnip

Italy

Piedmont

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Caprauna Turnip

Caprauna is in the Upper Tanaro Valley, at an altitude of around 900 meters, on the border between Piedmont and Liguria. The area is distinguished by extensive ancient dry-stone terraces, reaching up to altitudes of 1,200 meters. In past centuries, these made it possible to grow wheat, barley, rye and oats in deep, calcium-rich soil. After the wheat had been harvested at the end of the summer, the farmers would fertilize the soil with manure and sow turnips. Thanks to the high altitude and cool, damp climate, the plants flourished, producing turnips with a particularly delicate flavor throughout the winter. Caprauna turnips are large and sweet and have distinctive yellow flesh.

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Season

The harvest lasts from September to January.

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Caprauna is currently home to around 130 residents, with an average age of 60. The Presidium was started to promote a humble vegetable with excellent sensory characteristics, increase its cultivation on the already-existing terraces, restore the damaged terraces and launch initiatives to encourage anyone who wants to return to this type of cultivation or even those who just want to come back to live in the villages of the Upper Tanaro Valley.

Production area
Caprauna and Alto Municipalities, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the promotion and preservation of typical products of the Upper Tanaro valley dell’Alta Val Tanaro.
Le tre Gi
di Donatella Ferraris
Caprauna (Cn)
Frazione Ruaro
via San Rocco
tel. 347 0480024-334 5637168
ferrarisdon@tiscali.it

Rifugio Pian dell’Arma
Cooperativa agricola e sociale L’Alpicella
Caprauna (Cn)
Strada Provinciale, 216
Tratto Caprauna- Colle di Caprauna
Tel. +39 0183 92917 - 337 1083410
rifugio@leterrebianche.it
alpicella@leterrebianche.it
www.leterrebianche.it

Sergio Botto
Campochiesa di Albenga (Sv)
Regione Campore, 10
tel. +39 380 4103169
info@floricolturabotto.it
www.floricolturabotto.it

L'isola di CapraUnica
Caprauna (Cn)
Via Primo Maggio, 15
tel. 339 4758966
info@capraunica.org
www.capraunica.org
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Donatella Ferraris
Tel. +39 347 0480024
ferrarisdon@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com
Caprauna is currently home to around 130 residents, with an average age of 60. The Presidium was started to promote a humble vegetable with excellent sensory characteristics, increase its cultivation on the already-existing terraces, restore the damaged terraces and launch initiatives to encourage anyone who wants to return to this type of cultivation or even those who just want to come back to live in the villages of the Upper Tanaro Valley.

Production area
Caprauna and Alto Municipalities, Cuneo Province

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the promotion and preservation of typical products of the Upper Tanaro valley dell’Alta Val Tanaro.
Le tre Gi
di Donatella Ferraris
Caprauna (Cn)
Frazione Ruaro
via San Rocco
tel. 347 0480024-334 5637168
ferrarisdon@tiscali.it

Rifugio Pian dell’Arma
Cooperativa agricola e sociale L’Alpicella
Caprauna (Cn)
Strada Provinciale, 216
Tratto Caprauna- Colle di Caprauna
Tel. +39 0183 92917 - 337 1083410
rifugio@leterrebianche.it
alpicella@leterrebianche.it
www.leterrebianche.it

Sergio Botto
Campochiesa di Albenga (Sv)
Regione Campore, 10
tel. +39 380 4103169
info@floricolturabotto.it
www.floricolturabotto.it

L'isola di CapraUnica
Caprauna (Cn)
Via Primo Maggio, 15
tel. 339 4758966
info@capraunica.org
www.capraunica.org
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Donatella Ferraris
Tel. +39 347 0480024
ferrarisdon@tiscali.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Andrea Blangetti
tel. +39 339 1231655
condotta283@gmail.com