Red celery has been cultivated in Orbassano since the 17th century, when the niece of King Louis XIV, Anne Marie d’Orléans, married Victor Amadeus II of Savoy. She brought Tours violet celery with her from France, more flavorful and tender than the other varieties then grown in Piedmont. Over the years, the French violet celery adapted well to the vegetable plots surrounding the city of Turin, flourishing particularly in the water-rich soil around Orbassano. The celery is sown in March and April and planted out in June or July. The harvest lasts from the end of September to December.
Orbassano red celery is collected from late September to early December.
Orbassano Municipality (Torino Province)
Presidium supported by
Orbassano, Municipality, Centro Commerciale Naturale of Orbassano
Via Pietro Nenni, 1
tel. +39 347 1308602/389 4414847
strada Stupinigi, 105
tel. +39 011 9035378-339 8555653
tel. 339 8555653
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Tel. +39 339 8487828