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Parsnip represents a real piece of horticultural archaeology. From the Roman period until the 19th century, it was one of the most widespread vegetables in the vegetable gardens and at table. In the Park territory, its cultivation has drastically reduced. Still today, it is traditionally eaten above all at Christmas Eve, during the dinner consisting of seven dishes based on vegetables.

Current Production Area in the Park: The variety has been found in the vegetable gardens of Ofena and Capitignano in Upper Aterno area, in the Province of L'Aquila.

We eat the root of the vegetable, very similar to the carrot, but ivory-colored and with more branches.

Product Availability: Harvesting takes place from November onwards, gradually. However, the quantities sold are very limited.

(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
(photo by PN Gran Sasso)
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