Paternopoli Aprilatico Broccoli

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Campania

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Paternopoli Aprilatico Broccoli

Vegetables have been grown around Paternopoli for centuries. The area’s horticultural fame comes from its fertile soil and many springs, and was already mentioned in the 18th century in reports about the area sent by local bishops to Rome.
Over time a variety of spring broccoli, known as Aprilatico, has been selected by the growers here. Dark green in color, it has crisp heads. The plant develops a floral scape, which the growers cut off to allow multiple lateral heads to sprout. These are then carefully picked and collected in bunches together with tenderest leaves. The heads must be picked while the flowers are still closed.

Season

End of March to mid-May

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As a result of the 1980 earthquake and the acute depopulation of inland rural areas, very few growers still tend the market gardens. The Presidium involves few growers. The aim is to quickly increase the surface area being cultivated, recovering many abandoned fields and creating new employment.

Production area
Paternopoli Municipality, Avellino Province

Presidium supported by
Paternopoli Municipal Authority
Silvana Del Vicario
Paternopoli (Av)
via Piano del Bosco, 7
tel. +39 342 0935957

Concetta Grasso
Paternopoli (Av)
via San Felice, 5
tel. +39 331 6131670

Anna Maria Perillo
Paternopoli (Av)
via Piano del Bosco, 8
tel. +39 349 7265957

Maria Storti
Paternopoli (Av)
via Pozzo, 20
tel. +39 338 1082986

I Boccella di Daniela Biondi
Paternopoli (Av)
Contrada Fornaci 6/1
tel. +39 320 7041064

Il Poggio degli Antichi Sapori
di Pierluigi Mollica
Paternopoli (Av)
Contrada Casale
tel.+39 338 8318054
gerardo.mollica@virgilio.it

Trasformatore:
Cooperativa Terra Mater
Frigento (Av)
Via Taverna Bianca 12/A
tel. +39 340 2665376
info@coopterramater.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Petruzzo
Tel. +39 366 8130758
petruzzoalessandro96@gmail.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Mario Carrabs
Tel. +39 330 590479
mario.carrabs@tiscali.it
As a result of the 1980 earthquake and the acute depopulation of inland rural areas, very few growers still tend the market gardens. The Presidium involves few growers. The aim is to quickly increase the surface area being cultivated, recovering many abandoned fields and creating new employment.

Production area
Paternopoli Municipality, Avellino Province

Presidium supported by
Paternopoli Municipal Authority
Silvana Del Vicario
Paternopoli (Av)
via Piano del Bosco, 7
tel. +39 342 0935957

Concetta Grasso
Paternopoli (Av)
via San Felice, 5
tel. +39 331 6131670

Anna Maria Perillo
Paternopoli (Av)
via Piano del Bosco, 8
tel. +39 349 7265957

Maria Storti
Paternopoli (Av)
via Pozzo, 20
tel. +39 338 1082986

I Boccella di Daniela Biondi
Paternopoli (Av)
Contrada Fornaci 6/1
tel. +39 320 7041064

Il Poggio degli Antichi Sapori
di Pierluigi Mollica
Paternopoli (Av)
Contrada Casale
tel.+39 338 8318054
gerardo.mollica@virgilio.it

Trasformatore:
Cooperativa Terra Mater
Frigento (Av)
Via Taverna Bianca 12/A
tel. +39 340 2665376
info@coopterramater.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Petruzzo
Tel. +39 366 8130758
petruzzoalessandro96@gmail.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Mario Carrabs
Tel. +39 330 590479
mario.carrabs@tiscali.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania