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Capitignano Chickpea

History
The Municipality of Capitignano (Province of L'Aquila) is historically linked to this legume. A recent research activity on the DNA of this legume has given the opportunity to catalog this particular variety among the genetically "rare" varieties.

Current Production Area in the Park: This ancient crop variety has been found in the territory of Capitignano and Camarda (AQ).

Description
Chickpea is a traditional agricultural product of Regione Abruzzo; this variety is mainly cultivated in mountain and foothill soils, and well resists to periods of drought. Sowing is carried out in April and harvesting in August-September. The seed is a microsperm, with a diameter of about 5-7mm, round, and with a smooth and rusty color integument.

Product Availability: It is sown in spring and harvested in August. It is for sale all year round, but in relatively limited quantities.


Capitignano Chickpea
Capitignano Chickpea
(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
 
Capitignano Chickpea
Capitignano Chickpea
(photo by Archivio Ente Parco)
 
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