Castellammare Purple Artichoke

Italy

Campania

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Castellammare Purple Artichoke

A subtype of the Romanesco artichoke, it is harvested earlier and its bracts are a deeper violet. Its other peculiarity is the ancient cultivation technique that involves covering the first apical inflorescence—the “mamma”—with a terracotta cover known as a “pignatta.” This protects it from the sun’s rays and keeps it tender and pale.
This variety is also known as the Schito artichoke, after the name of a hamlet of Castellammare di Stabia famous since Roman times for its vegetables.

Season

Harvest starts with the first fruits from late February and continues until April / May, with Easter coinciding with the peak season.

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Over the last 30 years, rampant overbuilding and the floriculture boom have considerably limited the space available for traditional crops. The Presidium wants to return land that was historically used for growing vegetables to its original vocation, through the promotion of one of the emblematic ingredients of the cuisine of Campania, and Naples in particular.

Production area
Castellammare di Stabia, Gragnano, Pompei, Sant’Antonio Abate and Santa Maria La Carità Municipalities, Naples Province
Terra Amore e Fantasia
di Sabato Abagnale
Sant'Antonio Abate (Na)
via De Luca, 23
tel. +39 +39 081 8735300
+39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it
www.terraslow.it
Sabato Abagnale produce i carciofi violetti di Castellammare sott'olio conferiti anche da Gennaro D'Auria e Rocco Ferdinando.

Orto di Carmela
Castellammare di Stabia (Na)
Strada Napoli 304
tel. +39 347 674 4925
info@ortodicarmela.com
www.ortodicarmela.com

Orti di Schito di Salvatore Di Ruocco
Castellammare di Stabia (Na)
Via Fosso Luna 12
tel. +39 392 3986560
ortidischito@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Sabato Abagnale
Tel. +39 081 8735300
info@terraslow.it

Over the last 30 years, rampant overbuilding and the floriculture boom have considerably limited the space available for traditional crops. The Presidium wants to return land that was historically used for growing vegetables to its original vocation, through the promotion of one of the emblematic ingredients of the cuisine of Campania, and Naples in particular.

Production area
Castellammare di Stabia, Gragnano, Pompei, Sant’Antonio Abate and Santa Maria La Carità Municipalities, Naples Province
Terra Amore e Fantasia
di Sabato Abagnale
Sant'Antonio Abate (Na)
via De Luca, 23
tel. +39 +39 081 8735300
+39 347 1135440
info@terraslow.it
www.terraslow.it
Sabato Abagnale produce i carciofi violetti di Castellammare sott'olio conferiti anche da Gennaro D'Auria e Rocco Ferdinando.

Orto di Carmela
Castellammare di Stabia (Na)
Strada Napoli 304
tel. +39 347 674 4925
info@ortodicarmela.com
www.ortodicarmela.com

Orti di Schito di Salvatore Di Ruocco
Castellammare di Stabia (Na)
Via Fosso Luna 12
tel. +39 392 3986560
ortidischito@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Sabato Abagnale
Tel. +39 081 8735300
info@terraslow.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania