Pertosa White Artichoke

Italy

Campania

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Pertosa, 70 kilometers south of Salerno, is known for its caves, formed over 35 million years. But the small town, and its neighbors Auletta, Caggiano and Salvitelle, are home to another unique treasure: a rare white artichoke. The spineless inflorescences are large, round and globular, with a distinctive hole at the top, and such a pale green as to appear almost silvery white.

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Season

The harvest is from mid-March to mid-May, according to the seasonal pattern

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Until a few years ago, farmers grew the white artichoke in small plots at the edge of their fields, mostly for family consumption. However, this very marginal crop had extraordinary potential. Thanks to its superb sensory qualities, plus the Presidium producers’ entirely natural management of their artichoke plots, without the use of chemical treatments or fertilizers, the artichoke now plays a starring role in the area’s agricultural economy.

Production area
Auletta, Caggiano, Pertosa and Salvitelle Municipalities, Lower Tanagro Valley, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Pertosa Municipality, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Terre del Basso Tanagro
di Antonio Addesso
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Piedicannilli, 5
tel. 3290251512
info@terredelbassotanagro.it

Luigi Lupo
Pertosa (Sa)
via Santa Maria, 67
tel. 347 0562742

Giuseppantonio Morrone
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Santa Maria, 3
tel. 0975 397253 - 333 6008026

Olearia Aulettese
di Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 0975 392254 - 3296918690
info@olearia-aulettese.it

Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 329 6918690
pucciarelliagricola@gmail.com

Sole di Cajani
Pasqualina Gambino
Caggiano (Sa)
Località Spinosiello, 16
tel. 0975 393585 - 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com

Agricola Morrone
di Giuseppe Caggiano
Pertosa (SA)
Tel. 334 3369950-388 6564000
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

Az. agricola Stayagri
di Federica Cupo
Auletta (SA)
Tel. 3387830702

Onofrio D’elia
Pertosa (SA)
tel. 3398963405
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Pucciarelli
tel. +39 329 6918690
alex-pucc@hotmail.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Franco D’Orilia
Tel. +39 329 3176690
Until a few years ago, farmers grew the white artichoke in small plots at the edge of their fields, mostly for family consumption. However, this very marginal crop had extraordinary potential. Thanks to its superb sensory qualities, plus the Presidium producers’ entirely natural management of their artichoke plots, without the use of chemical treatments or fertilizers, the artichoke now plays a starring role in the area’s agricultural economy.

Production area
Auletta, Caggiano, Pertosa and Salvitelle Municipalities, Lower Tanagro Valley, Salerno Province

Presidium supported by
Pertosa Municipality, Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
Terre del Basso Tanagro
di Antonio Addesso
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Piedicannilli, 5
tel. 3290251512
info@terredelbassotanagro.it

Luigi Lupo
Pertosa (Sa)
via Santa Maria, 67
tel. 347 0562742

Giuseppantonio Morrone
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Santa Maria, 3
tel. 0975 397253 - 333 6008026

Olearia Aulettese
di Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 0975 392254 - 3296918690
info@olearia-aulettese.it

Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 329 6918690
pucciarelliagricola@gmail.com

Sole di Cajani
Pasqualina Gambino
Caggiano (Sa)
Località Spinosiello, 16
tel. 0975 393585 - 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com

Agricola Morrone
di Giuseppe Caggiano
Pertosa (SA)
Tel. 334 3369950-388 6564000
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

Az. agricola Stayagri
di Federica Cupo
Auletta (SA)
Tel. 3387830702

Onofrio D’elia
Pertosa (SA)
tel. 3398963405
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Pucciarelli
tel. +39 329 6918690
alex-pucc@hotmail.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Franco D’Orilia
Tel. +39 329 3176690

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania