Pertosa White Artichoke

Slow Food Presidium

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.

Season

The harvest is from mid-March to the end of May

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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
Producers

Pucciarelli Società Agricola
Contrada Vagni
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 329 6918690
pucciarelliagricola@gmail.com

Stay Agri
di Cupo Federica
Via Quartiere VXXX, 15
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 338 7830702
federicacupo@gmail.com

Produttori e trasformatori

Azienda Agricola Bio Giovanni Pucciarelli
Contrada Piano di Saia
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 330 768273
giovanni.pu@libero.it

Onofrio D’Elia
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 57
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel.+39 339 8963405
deliaonofrio@gmail.com

Luigi Lupo
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 67
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 347 0562742
lupoluigi@gmail.com

Giuseppe Morrone
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 3
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 333 6008026
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

Olearia Aulettese
di Antonio Pucciarelli
Contrada Vagni
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 0975 392254-329 6918680
www.olearia-aulettese.it

Sole di Cajani
di Pasqualina Gambino
Località Spinosiello, 6
Caggiano (Sa)
Tel. +39 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com

Terre del Basso Tanagro
di Antonio Addesso
Contrada Pietragrossa
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 329 0251512
adessoantonio@live.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Pucciarelli
Tel. +39 329 6918690
alex71pucc@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Franco D’Orilia
Tel. +39 329 3176690
presidenteagti@gmail.com
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
Producers

Pucciarelli Società Agricola
Contrada Vagni
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 329 6918690
pucciarelliagricola@gmail.com

Stay Agri
di Cupo Federica
Via Quartiere VXXX, 15
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 338 7830702
federicacupo@gmail.com

Produttori e trasformatori

Azienda Agricola Bio Giovanni Pucciarelli
Contrada Piano di Saia
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 330 768273
giovanni.pu@libero.it

Onofrio D’Elia
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 57
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel.+39 339 8963405
deliaonofrio@gmail.com

Luigi Lupo
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 67
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 347 0562742
lupoluigi@gmail.com

Giuseppe Morrone
Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, 3
Pertosa (Sa)
Tel. +39 333 6008026
info@aziendagricolamorrone.it

Olearia Aulettese
di Antonio Pucciarelli
Contrada Vagni
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 0975 392254-329 6918680
www.olearia-aulettese.it

Sole di Cajani
di Pasqualina Gambino
Località Spinosiello, 6
Caggiano (Sa)
Tel. +39 335 5602712
info@soledicajani.com

Terre del Basso Tanagro
di Antonio Addesso
Contrada Pietragrossa
Auletta (Sa)
Tel. +39 329 0251512
adessoantonio@live.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Alessandro Pucciarelli
Tel. +39 329 6918690
alex71pucc@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Franco D’Orilia
Tel. +39 329 3176690
presidenteagti@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionCampania