Gorizia Rose Radicchio

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Gorizia Rose Radicchio

The climate and alluvial soil around Gorizia, in the Collio area of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, has historically made the town famous for vegetable-growing. A local variety of red radicchio (Cicorium inthybus) has long been cultivated in the town’s market gardens and surrounding agricultural areas (particularly Sant’Andrea and San Rocco). The radicchio looks like a rosebud about to open, and is known as the rosa di Gorizia, the “Gorizia rose.” The leaves are an intense, bright red color, with shadings of pink and garnet, and have a crisp texture and strong, slightly bitter flavor.
The area’s oldest farmers remember always having grown this type of radicchio, which represented one of the few secure sources of income during the winter season for the mixed farms (vegetables, livestock, extensive cultivation) once common in the area.

Season

Available from December to February

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The producers’ association unites six growers, all located in the area north of Gorizia traditionally suited to growing radicchio, now under threat from overbuilding. Some of the areas around the town have already been built up, and the last market gardens are at risk of disappearing. The producers harvest around 20 quintals a year, sold directly from the farm or at the markets in Gorizia and Trieste, where the Rose Radicchio is greatly appreciated.
The Presidium’s objective is to promote the radicchio outside the local area, because the patient care it requires and the increasing lack of cultivatable land around the town are threatening its continued survival.
To protect the radicchio, the project will also involve the growers from the Slovenian part of the city, who maintain the same tradition and can help prevent its loss.

Production area
Market gardens around Gorizia

Presidium supported by
Funds raised by the “Alliance between chefs and Slow Food Presidia 2012” project
Producers

The producers of Rosa di Gorizia are united in the
Gorizia Red or Gorizia Rose and Gorizia Canary Root Producers Association
Via del Montesanto, 133
Gorizia
Tel. 340 8323808
produttoriradicchio@yahoo.it

To buy the product, please contact the association or:
Carlo Brumat
Via Brigata Etna, 5
Gorizia
Tel. +39 347 7837039
carlobrumat@libero.it
www.larosadiGorizia.com

Francesco Brumat
Locality Piuma, 56
Gorizia
Tel.+39 329 0653645
a.brumatfrancesco@libero.it

Kostanca Hvalic
Via dei Campi, 30 A
Gorizia
Tel. +39 330 722370
zagrhvalickost@gmail.com

Pietro Rijavec
Stradone della Mainizza, 243
Gorizia
Tel. +39 335 7027314
rijavecpietro@gmail.com

Luca Sossou
Via Svevo, 16
Gorizia
Tel.+39 328 4927638
lucasox91@outlook.co

Producer’s coordinator
Valentina Brumat
Tel. 340 8323808
brumatvale@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium coordinators
Michela Fabbro
Tel. +39 333 4414920
info@rosenbar.it

Tarcisio Drosghig
Tel. +39 335 7050180
gigliettotarcisio.drosghig@gmail.com

The producers’ association unites six growers, all located in the area north of Gorizia traditionally suited to growing radicchio, now under threat from overbuilding. Some of the areas around the town have already been built up, and the last market gardens are at risk of disappearing. The producers harvest around 20 quintals a year, sold directly from the farm or at the markets in Gorizia and Trieste, where the Rose Radicchio is greatly appreciated.
The Presidium’s objective is to promote the radicchio outside the local area, because the patient care it requires and the increasing lack of cultivatable land around the town are threatening its continued survival.
To protect the radicchio, the project will also involve the growers from the Slovenian part of the city, who maintain the same tradition and can help prevent its loss.

Production area
Market gardens around Gorizia

Presidium supported by
Funds raised by the “Alliance between chefs and Slow Food Presidia 2012” project
Producers

The producers of Rosa di Gorizia are united in the
Gorizia Red or Gorizia Rose and Gorizia Canary Root Producers Association
Via del Montesanto, 133
Gorizia
Tel. 340 8323808
produttoriradicchio@yahoo.it

To buy the product, please contact the association or:
Carlo Brumat
Via Brigata Etna, 5
Gorizia
Tel. +39 347 7837039
carlobrumat@libero.it
www.larosadiGorizia.com

Francesco Brumat
Locality Piuma, 56
Gorizia
Tel.+39 329 0653645
a.brumatfrancesco@libero.it

Kostanca Hvalic
Via dei Campi, 30 A
Gorizia
Tel. +39 330 722370
zagrhvalickost@gmail.com

Pietro Rijavec
Stradone della Mainizza, 243
Gorizia
Tel. +39 335 7027314
rijavecpietro@gmail.com

Luca Sossou
Via Svevo, 16
Gorizia
Tel.+39 328 4927638
lucasox91@outlook.co

Producer’s coordinator
Valentina Brumat
Tel. 340 8323808
brumatvale@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium coordinators
Michela Fabbro
Tel. +39 333 4414920
info@rosenbar.it

Tarcisio Drosghig
Tel. +39 335 7050180
gigliettotarcisio.drosghig@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionFriuli Venezia Giulia