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
Antonio Addesso
Caggiano (Sa)
Contrada Pietra Grossa
tel. 3290251512
adessoantonio@live.it

Federica Cupo
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Quartiere VXXX, 15
Tel. 3387830702
stayagri@gmail.com

Onofrio D’Elia
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 57/b
tel. 3398963405

Luigi Lupo
Auletta (Sa)
via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 67
tel. 347 0562742

Agricola Morrone
di Giuseppe Caggiano
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. 339 8431756
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

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

Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 329 6918690
alex-pucciarelli@hotmail.com

Sole di Cajani di
Pasqualina Gambino
Auletta (Sa)
Località Spinosiello, 6
tel. 0975 393585 - 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com


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
f.dorilia@tiscali.it
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
Antonio Addesso
Caggiano (Sa)
Contrada Pietra Grossa
tel. 3290251512
adessoantonio@live.it

Federica Cupo
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Quartiere VXXX, 15
Tel. 3387830702
stayagri@gmail.com

Onofrio D’Elia
Pertosa (Sa)
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 57/b
tel. 3398963405

Luigi Lupo
Auletta (Sa)
via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 67
tel. 347 0562742

Agricola Morrone
di Giuseppe Caggiano
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. 339 8431756
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

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

Alessandro Pucciarelli
Auletta (Sa)
Contrada Vagni
tel. 329 6918690
alex-pucciarelli@hotmail.com

Sole di Cajani di
Pasqualina Gambino
Auletta (Sa)
Località Spinosiello, 6
tel. 0975 393585 - 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com


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
f.dorilia@tiscali.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania