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Rivera Celery

History
In the historical town of Rivera, every family used to cultivate celery and salad in the past. According to the legend, celery has aphrodisiac powers. Moreover, it has diuretic and digestive properties.

Current Production Area in the Park: The variety has been found in the Municipality of L'Aquila.

Description
Characteristic vegetable of well-watered vegetable gardens. Celery, in its current form, is a Renaissance invention: as a matter of fact, during this period, vegetable growers selected celery with bigger and more fleshy leaf-stalks, a feature favored by the practice to cover the lower part with straw or earth.

Product Availability: It is traditionally sown on 11th February (Saint Apollonia), with harvesting from August onwards. However, it is characterized by a very limited production.


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Rivera Celery
Rivera Celery
(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
 
Rivera Celery
Rivera Celery
(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
 
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