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Pertosa white artichoke

Pertosa white artichoke
White artichoke from Pertosa
Slow Food Presidium


A globe artichoke with no thorns and large blooms, round and with a very bright color tending to silver.
The white artichoke is grown in small fields, mostly family-run and hand made. The cultivation area is within Pertosa, Auletta, Caggiano and Salvitelle municipalities, in the Salerno province.
In the '80s this species was endangered, then a group of farmers decided to restart the cultivation: from only 1 hectare of fields, now total artichoke area is about 15 hectares wide.
Production generally starts around the second week of April until the end of May, depending on the season. Small artichokes head are eaten fresh or cooked in different ways, otherwise can be stored in oil or processed into cream.

The ProducersLocality;
 Pietro ZirpoliSalvitelle (SA)
 Carmela LupoCaggiano (SA)
 Carmelina CaggianoCaggiano (SA)
 Ernesto LamattinaCaggiano (SA)
 Gerardina Cardillo Caggiano (SA)
 Giuseppina IsoldiCaggiano (SA)
 Lucia CarucciCaggiano (SA)
 Paolo PucciarelliCaggiano (SA)
 Pasqualina GambinoCaggiano (SA)
 Teresa SarraCaggiano (SA)
 Valentino LupoCaggiano (SA)
 Vincenza PucciarelliCaggiano (SA)
 Francesca AdessoPertosa (SA)
 Giovanni PucciarelliPertosa (SA)
 Margherita MorronePertosa (SA)
 Maria Grazia PucciarelliPertosa (SA)
 Michele MarciglianoPertosa (SA)
 Donatina AdessoAuletta (SA)
 Maria Antonietta PepeAuletta (SA)
 Rosa ForlanoAuletta (SA)

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