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.
The harvest lasts from September to January.
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.
di Donatella Ferraris
via San Rocco
tel. 347 0480024-334 5637168
Rifugio Pian dell’Arma
Cooperativa agricola e sociale L’Alpicella
Strada Provinciale, 216
Tratto Caprauna- Colle di Caprauna
Tel. +39 0183 92917 - 337 1083410
L'isola di CapraUnica
Via Primo Maggio, 15
tel. 339 4758966
Tel. +39 347 0480024
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
tel. +39 339 1231655