Sciacca and Ribera Wild Strawberry

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Sciacca and Ribera Wild Strawberry

It seems that the tiny strawberries grown in this area near Agrigento are descended from plants brought to Sicily by veterans returning from the Great War. Sicilian soldiers must have collected wild plants from the undergrowth of some Alpine forest, then planted them in the fertile Sicilian soil. The wild strawberries survived and acclimatized well, evolving into a local ecotype that has spread around the Verdura Valley. Aromatic and highly scented, the tiny spherical berries are bright red in color. The Ribera wild strawberries have a relatively brief harvest season and can only be found fresh on the local market.

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Season

The strawberries are picked from early April until the end of May.

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The recent competition from remontant strawberries has practically wiped out the concept of early produce and reduced the plots of Ribera and Sciacca strawberries from 200 hectares in the 1970s to just 15 hectares today. The number of growers has also fallen: The wild strawberries are a supplementary crop grown by tiny businesses who employ only family members. The Presidium wants to raise the profile of this delicate and fragrant strawberry, including through the promotion of ice cream and jams made from the fruit.

Production area:
ciacca, Ribera, Caltabellotta and Menfi Municipalities, Agrigento Province

Presidium supported by
Sicily Regional Authority’s Agriculture and Food Department
I 5 produttori del Presidio della fragola di Ribera sono riuniti nell'associazione

"La dea del profumo"
Sciacca (Ag)
Via Turati, 24
Tel. +39 327 9381030
ladeadelprofumo@gmail.com

I produttori sono:

Matteo Chiarello
Sciacca (Ag)
Via De Gasperi, 59
Tel. +39 339 4025851

Ludovico Ciaccio
Menfi (Ag)
Contrada Bertolino
Tel. +39 328 6829806
ludo.cc@gmail.com

Bartolo Maniscalco
Caltabellotta (Ag)
Contrada Piano Monaco
Tel. +39 333 2999955
bartolo.maniscalco@libero.it

Saverio Dimino
Sciacca (Ag)
contrada Guardabasso, 113
Tel. +39 347 6467481
saverio.dimino@gmail.it

Lorenzo Verderame
Sciacca (Ag)
Contrada Scunchipani
Tel. +39 347 6032178
lorenzo7360@hotmail.it

Le fragoline sono trasformate in confettura da

Scyavuru
Ribera (Ag)
Contrada Castellana
Tel. +39 0925 63297
info@scyavuru.com
www.scyavuru.com
Referente dei produttori del Presidio
Michele Bono
tel. +39 0925 86953/340 3417027
m.bono@regione.sicilia.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Michele Termine
tel. 347 8343882
micheleargos@yahoo.it
Angela Matina
tel. +39 389 1184137
avv.angela.matina@alice.it
The recent competition from remontant strawberries has practically wiped out the concept of early produce and reduced the plots of Ribera and Sciacca strawberries from 200 hectares in the 1970s to just 15 hectares today. The number of growers has also fallen: The wild strawberries are a supplementary crop grown by tiny businesses who employ only family members. The Presidium wants to raise the profile of this delicate and fragrant strawberry, including through the promotion of ice cream and jams made from the fruit.

Production area:
ciacca, Ribera, Caltabellotta and Menfi Municipalities, Agrigento Province

Presidium supported by
Sicily Regional Authority’s Agriculture and Food Department
I 5 produttori del Presidio della fragola di Ribera sono riuniti nell'associazione

"La dea del profumo"
Sciacca (Ag)
Via Turati, 24
Tel. +39 327 9381030
ladeadelprofumo@gmail.com

I produttori sono:

Matteo Chiarello
Sciacca (Ag)
Via De Gasperi, 59
Tel. +39 339 4025851

Ludovico Ciaccio
Menfi (Ag)
Contrada Bertolino
Tel. +39 328 6829806
ludo.cc@gmail.com

Bartolo Maniscalco
Caltabellotta (Ag)
Contrada Piano Monaco
Tel. +39 333 2999955
bartolo.maniscalco@libero.it

Saverio Dimino
Sciacca (Ag)
contrada Guardabasso, 113
Tel. +39 347 6467481
saverio.dimino@gmail.it

Lorenzo Verderame
Sciacca (Ag)
Contrada Scunchipani
Tel. +39 347 6032178
lorenzo7360@hotmail.it

Le fragoline sono trasformate in confettura da

Scyavuru
Ribera (Ag)
Contrada Castellana
Tel. +39 0925 63297
info@scyavuru.com
www.scyavuru.com
Referente dei produttori del Presidio
Michele Bono
tel. +39 0925 86953/340 3417027
m.bono@regione.sicilia.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Michele Termine
tel. 347 8343882
micheleargos@yahoo.it
Angela Matina
tel. +39 389 1184137
avv.angela.matina@alice.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionSicily