RADICCHIO DI CHIOGGIA PGI EN

RADICCHIO DI CHIOGGIA PGI EN


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The Radicchio di Chioggia becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released October 18, 2008.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the Veneto region.
The specification of PGI Radicchio di Chioggia distinguishes the production of two types, “early”, with collection from April 1 to July 15 and “late”, with collection from 1 September to 31 March.
The production area of ​​the PGI Radicchio di Chioggia type “late” includes the entire territory of the municipalities of Chioggia, Cona and Cavarzere, in the province of Venice, Codevigo and Corbezzole, in the province of Padua and Rosolina, Ariano Polesine, Cutting Po, Porto Viro and Loreo Rovigo. The cultivation of the type “early” is possible only in the coastal municipalities of Chioggia and Rosolina.
The Radicchio di Chioggia PGI has the clump round and compact, with leaves of red color more or less intense with central ribs and secondary white, pleasantly bitter flavor and crunchy texture.
The early type is characterized by a medium-small size, weighing 180 to 400 grams, leaves characteristic color from crimson amaranth, the crunchy texture and sweet taste slightly bitter.
The type of late is of medium-large, the heart may very compact weighing between 200 and 450 grams, with leaves of amaranth load, rather crisp texture and slightly bitter taste.
Veneto produces more than half of radicchio throughout Italy and Radicchio di Chioggia PGI is first for acreage, production quantities and market presence.

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