Neapolitan Papaccella

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Neapolitan Papaccella

From July until the first cold snap, market stalls in Naples overflow with peppers, but only true Neapolitans can distinguish the authentic papaccella from the more common hybrids. The small fruits are ribbed and slightly squashed, and their intense color is either bright yellow shading to green, or dark red shading to green. Fleshy and flavorful, they are no more than 10 centimeters in diameter. Papaccella peppers are distinguished from similar-looking hot peppers by the sweetness of their flesh.

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The vegetable gardens where the peppers were once grown are found mostly around Brusciano, where the surname Papaccio is in fact quite common. With the collaboration of the Campania Regional Authority, the original seed has been recovered, and a strict protocol has been drawn up, guaranteeing that production is environmentally friendly. Thanks to the activities of the Presidium’s market gardeners, the papaccella has returned to Neapolitan markets, and so have the traditional pickled peppers, the main ingredient of the Neapolitan Christmas dish known as “insalata di rinforzo” (reinforcement salad).

Production area
Agro Acerrano-Nolano, Naples Province

Presidium supported by
Campania Region Agricultural and Productive Activities Department
Vincenzo Egizio
Brusciano (Na)
via Camilo Cucca, 295
tel. +39 +39 081 6588976
+39 389 2713615
scrivenzo@libero.it

Pasquale Ferrara
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Via San Rocco, 5
tel. +39 +39 081 8034893
+39 339 8996862

Leopoldo Marciano
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Contrada area Settembre
tel. +39 +39 081 5316919

Santino Piromonda
Marigliano (Na)
Via A. Panico, 26
tel. +39 +39 081 8411796
+39 331 5859678

Tommaso Romano
Castello di Cisterna (Na)
Via J.F. Kennedy, 13
tel. +39 +39 081 8033553
+39 331 2629866
tromano61@libero.it

Bruno Sodano
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Via Pratola, prima traversa
tel. +39 +39 081 8038150
+39 347 8070109
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Annamaria Taliento
Nola (Na)
Contrada Starza
Via Nazionale delle Puglie
Tel. +39 328 4807871
atalie@libero.it

Eccellenze Nolane di Giovanni Trinchese
Nola (Na)
Via Francesco Napolitano 86
Tel. 328 5577381 -340 2496618
info@eccellenzenolane.it
www.eccellenzenolane.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Bruno Sodano
Tel. +39 347 8070109
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Slow Food Coordinator
Vito Trotta
Tel. +39 081 8544295 - +39 340 6001837
presidi@slowfoodcampania.it
The vegetable gardens where the peppers were once grown are found mostly around Brusciano, where the surname Papaccio is in fact quite common. With the collaboration of the Campania Regional Authority, the original seed has been recovered, and a strict protocol has been drawn up, guaranteeing that production is environmentally friendly. Thanks to the activities of the Presidium’s market gardeners, the papaccella has returned to Neapolitan markets, and so have the traditional pickled peppers, the main ingredient of the Neapolitan Christmas dish known as “insalata di rinforzo” (reinforcement salad).

Production area
Agro Acerrano-Nolano, Naples Province

Presidium supported by
Campania Region Agricultural and Productive Activities Department
Vincenzo Egizio
Brusciano (Na)
via Camilo Cucca, 295
tel. +39 +39 081 6588976
+39 389 2713615
scrivenzo@libero.it

Pasquale Ferrara
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Via San Rocco, 5
tel. +39 +39 081 8034893
+39 339 8996862

Leopoldo Marciano
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Contrada area Settembre
tel. +39 +39 081 5316919

Santino Piromonda
Marigliano (Na)
Via A. Panico, 26
tel. +39 +39 081 8411796
+39 331 5859678

Tommaso Romano
Castello di Cisterna (Na)
Via J.F. Kennedy, 13
tel. +39 +39 081 8033553
+39 331 2629866
tromano61@libero.it

Bruno Sodano
Pomigliano d'Arco (Na)
Via Pratola, prima traversa
tel. +39 +39 081 8038150
+39 347 8070109
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Annamaria Taliento
Nola (Na)
Contrada Starza
Via Nazionale delle Puglie
Tel. +39 328 4807871
atalie@libero.it

Eccellenze Nolane di Giovanni Trinchese
Nola (Na)
Via Francesco Napolitano 86
Tel. 328 5577381 -340 2496618
info@eccellenzenolane.it
www.eccellenzenolane.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Bruno Sodano
Tel. +39 347 8070109
aziendaagricolabrunosodano@yahoo.it

Slow Food Coordinator
Vito Trotta
Tel. +39 081 8544295 - +39 340 6001837
presidi@slowfoodcampania.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania