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Project aiming at recovering, preserving, and enhancing the autochthonous genetic agricultural resources in Majella National Park

Majella National Park, in collaboration with the Regional Agency for the Agriculture Development Services (A.R.S.S.A.) promotes the project "preservation and enhancement of the autochthonous genetic agricultural resources of the local territory". The project, co-financed by the Nature Preservation Department of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, aims at recovering, preserving, and enhancing the agricultural varieties traditionally cultivated in Abruzzi

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Pomo di Renzo Peach
Pomo di Renzo Peach
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'De vièrne' Pear
The fruits have a small-medium size, rhomboid-shaped, and a green color becoming red when they are ripe; the pulp is dry and compact. It is a pear ripening late in the autumn and in winter, which preserves well over the time. It is very appreciated for...
Category: Fruit
Gelata Apple
Gelata apple has been named after its characteristic vitreous pulp, deriving from the gelatinization (from here the name Gelata) of some cells that make it harder and less juicy. The pulp is white, slightly acidulous, very aromatic, juicy, and sweet....
Category: Fruit
Limoncella Apple, Meloncella, Lemon Apple
The fruits have a medium or medium-small size and a conic-spherical or cylindric-conic and often asymmetric shape. The fruits have an intense yellow color with small rust colored spots, a white and slightly acidulous pulp: from here the name "limoncella",...
Category: Fruit
Mangione Apple
Apple with small-medium size fruits and a generally ellipsoidal shape found in the area of Pizzoferrato. The color is intense yellow, but when the apple is completely ripe it is covered with vertical red streaks. It has a crunchy pulp, with an average...
Category: Fruit
Paradiso Apple
The fruits are characterized by an irregular shape (they are asymmetric), mainly spherical-flat. They are also characterized by a slight oiliness of the peel. Widespread in a large territory, it was already mentioned by Prosperi (1877-1885) for the area...
Category: Fruit
Piana Apple, Casolana Apple, or Altino Apple
They are tough trees with very scented and medium-size fruits with the characteristic flat-rounded shape, a white and slightly acidulous pulp, aromatic and crunchy. In the past it was a very well-known and widespread variety, already mentioned by the...
Category: Fruit
Pomo di Renzo Peach
Peach variety with a tomentose peel and a basic yellow color partly covered by evident reddening. Light yellow pulp with a medium compactness. Local variety characterized by a late ripening (end September, beginning of October), already mentioned by Finamore...
Category: Fruit
St. John Pear
Summer pear with small-size and pear-shaped fruits; its peel has a basic yellow color, with localized reddening and grey small spots. The soft pulp has a pleasant taste only when it is complete ripe, when it is very sweet. It ripens at the end of June,...
Category: Fruit
Testa Rosce Peach
Peach variety characterized by a late ripening (October), with small-medium size fruits and a tomentose peel which, after the onset of ripening, becomes grayish while, when the fruit is ripe, the basic yellow color is almost completely covered with several...
Category: Fruit
Thirty-three Ounce Pear
A variety ripening in winter, with rather big and egg-shaped fruits, with a green color almost entirely covered by a light brown. The pulp, of medium compactness, has a pleasant taste. This pear was already mentioned in the 18th century by Torcia after...
Category: Fruit
Tinella Apple
Autumn variety very widespread locally in the past, appreciated for its good taste and long preservation. Compact and crunchy white pulp with a slightly acidulous taste.
Category: Fruit
In the Park territory several typologies of extra-virgin olive oils obtained from local varieties are produced. Two typologies have obtained the PDO label: Aprutino pescarese and Colline teatine. Aprutino pescarese comes from the hills of the Province...
Category: Oil
'Socere e Nore' Bean
Variety with an oval bean and a black and white skin; the two colors cover the bean symmetrically. In the past, this bean variety probably had a broad distribution area, while today it is widespread only in the southern area of the Park. It is very known...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Ancient Borlotto Bean
Found in two Park locations, it is similar to the common borlotto bean, but has a smaller and round shape. Thanks to its good organoleptic features, it is used to prepare traditional soups. In the past, it was cultivated together with corn.
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Bean with an ivory color, very appreciated both fresh and dry. It is often cultivated together with corn, working as a support cultivation. This bean has been named after the location where it is widespread (L'Aquila). It is ideal to prepare soups,...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Cannellino Bean
It is still widespread in many Park locations. It has a white and usually tapered bean. In the past, this bean was widespread in several locations and was already mentioned in 1811 by Alfieri Osorio (De Marco 1988).
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Coffee Bean
Small beans with a color going from pale green to light brown, characterized by the presence of a dark spot near the hilum. This bean has probably been named after the shape and the small size of the bean.
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Curly Broccoli
It distinguishes itself from the other broccoli for its curly leaves with a marked serrated edge and an intense dark green color. The "curly" variety was already mentioned by Alfieri Ossorio in 1811, by De Marco (1988), for Abruzzo Ulteriore II e Del...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Forty-day Bean
Variety with a fixed growth, with a small-medium size bean, squashed and generally with an oval shape. It has a light brown color with evident dark streaks. These beans are very appreciated because they are tasty and ideal to prepare "pasta e fagioli"....
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Gentile, Minutillo or Monachelle Bean
This bean belongs to the genus Vigna and not Phaseolus, and it has been found in several locations (Valle Peligna). It doesn't need a lot of water, since its roots are very developed. It is appreciated for its adaptability to different cultivation...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
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