Carpino Broad Beans

Italy

Puglia

Legumes

Back to the archive >
Carpino Broad Beans

The chalky clay soil around Carpino is perfect for cultivating broad beans, and one of the best varieties in all of Puglia is grown here. The beans are sown in October and November. Fertilizers are not used (in fact, the beans enrich the soil with nitrogen), nor other treatments; weeds are pulled up manually. Between June and July, when the plants turn yellow, they are cut down by hand and tied into sheaves (called “manocchi”) which are left to dry in the field. At the end of July the farmers thresh the beans and separate them from the straw.

  • Hai imparato qualcosa di nuovo da questa pagina?
    Did you learn something new from this page?

  • Yes   No

Season

Harvested during summer months of June and July, and dried beans are available year-round.

Back to the archive >
Small and dimpled, Carpino broad beans are green when harvested, becoming sandy white over time. Tender, flavorful and highly nutritious, they are traditionally cooked in terracotta pots over a low open fire. The plots planted with the beans are very small and the yield is quite modest. The Presidium is trying to keep the traditional cultivation method alive and to increase the production of this legume.

Production area
Carpino Municipality, Foggia Province

Presidium supported by
Gargano National Park
Francesco Cannarozzi
Carpino (Fg)
Via Matteotti, 54
Tel. 0884 900497
333 4125391
francescocannarozzi@virgilio.it

Michele Cannarozzi
Carpino (Fg)
località Piscina Vecchia
tel. +39 0884 992294
+39 347 2213541 - 392 1195508
agricannarozzi@libero.it
www.oliocannarozzi.com

L’Essenza del Gargano
di Domenico Pio Di Mauro
Carpino (Fg)
Via Cannarozzi, 44
Tel. +39 339 7662225
essenzadelgargano@libero.it

Mario Di Nunzio
Carpino (Fg)
località Coppa
tel.+39 0884 900368

Mario Felice Ortore
Carpino (Fg)
via Mazzini, 65
tel. +39 0884 997107
+39 339 7122380
info@ortore.com
www.ortore.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Michele Cannarozzi
tel. 347 2213541
info@oliocannarozzi.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Marcello Longo
Tel. +39 0831 985010 - 347 4703926
slowfood236@gmail.com
Small and dimpled, Carpino broad beans are green when harvested, becoming sandy white over time. Tender, flavorful and highly nutritious, they are traditionally cooked in terracotta pots over a low open fire. The plots planted with the beans are very small and the yield is quite modest. The Presidium is trying to keep the traditional cultivation method alive and to increase the production of this legume.

Production area
Carpino Municipality, Foggia Province

Presidium supported by
Gargano National Park
Francesco Cannarozzi
Carpino (Fg)
Via Matteotti, 54
Tel. 0884 900497
333 4125391
francescocannarozzi@virgilio.it

Michele Cannarozzi
Carpino (Fg)
località Piscina Vecchia
tel. +39 0884 992294
+39 347 2213541 - 392 1195508
agricannarozzi@libero.it
www.oliocannarozzi.com

L’Essenza del Gargano
di Domenico Pio Di Mauro
Carpino (Fg)
Via Cannarozzi, 44
Tel. +39 339 7662225
essenzadelgargano@libero.it

Mario Di Nunzio
Carpino (Fg)
località Coppa
tel.+39 0884 900368

Mario Felice Ortore
Carpino (Fg)
via Mazzini, 65
tel. +39 0884 997107
+39 339 7122380
info@ortore.com
www.ortore.com
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Michele Cannarozzi
tel. 347 2213541
info@oliocannarozzi.com

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