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White and Green ASPARAGUS of Friuli and its Producers
   
 

  Asparagus is a very important vegetable both for characteristic taste, the fibres’ richness, B C vitamins, folic acid, mineral salts and other healthy properties (diuretic).

  The White Asparagus is more soft and fleshy, the Green one is more tasty and compact, calling to wild asparagus (it is lightly bitterish).

  Both are also preserved in oil or sweet-and-sour.

   

  The white and green Asparagus are the same type of vegetable: their difference comes from the cultivation method:

- the White Asparagus grows under ground because its roots (‘rhizomes’) are thrusted into the ground at the dept of 30-40 cm, then the stem (‘turion’) develops underground until its top rises to the surface: in this moment it is ready for the harvesting;

- the Asparagus becomes Green, instead, when its roots are thrusted a little under ground and then the turion develops, as any other vegetable, all out of the ground acquiring the natural green colour of chlorophyll produced by the sunlight.

  The White Asparagus is forced to become bigger than the Green one because otherwise it could not have the strength of win, for growing, the weight of the soil staying above.

  In the Friuli region the cultivation of Asparagus gives excellent results in the areas where the soil is more loose (mixed with sand or gravel): lagoon areas and between low and high plains.

The Asparagus grows only in the spring: at Friuli’s latitude from the end of March to the end of May, but it is possible a postponement of about fifteen days, because of cold weather.

   

Recommended Producers of Asparagus in Friuli with direct sale

   

Province of Pordenone

BOSCOLO BERTOLIN Beppino, Casarsa della Delizia 33072 PN, loc.Versutta 21, tel.339-2930283 / White and Green Asparagus, local vegetables and fruit, kiwi on direct sale at kiosk on the Ss 13 road at East of Casarsa opening 9-13/16-19.00 all days in April and May. White and Green Asparagus

D’ANDREA Alberto Francesco –Accomodation and cooking in Holiday farm LUPO ALBERTO, Vivaro 33099 PN, via Macillis 2, tel.0427-976088 338-8603141 fax.0427-976870 Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. / Production and direct sale of Vegetables, White ‘Bianco di Vivaro’ and Green Asparagus, Fruit and by-products from thurstday to sunday (see file)

Province of Udine

BIANCHIN ENRICO, Fiumicello 33050 UD, via G.Matteotti 39 (road from centre toward Aquileiai), tel./fax. 0431-96245 Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. / White and Green Asparagus in spring; Radicchi Rosa di Gorizia e Canarino from December to March; Peaches (yellow, white, nectarine) from July to September / Direct sale in working time from monday to saturday (see map)

Province of Gorizia

FELCHERO – Holiday farm (accommodation and, only for groups, hot cooking) LIS ROSIS, Medea 34070 GO, via Trieste 15, tel.0481-67200 335-6810197 www.lisrosis.it / White Asparagus, Vegetables and typical cured pork meats (whole year): direct sale in working time. 

LA FERULA, Staranzano, via Martiri della Libertà 24 (in village centre), tel.333-7230677 www.laferula.it / By integrated traditional agriculture Apples (5 types), Apple Chips, Apple Juice and Vinegar, various Fruit (pears, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums); various Vegetables, White and Green Asparagus, by measure and bottled Wines (8 types), Extra-virgin olive oil / Open all days, closed sunday. New refreshment service also with asparagus dishes (see file)

F.LLI MOVIO, GRADO 34073 GO, loc.Fossalon, tel.347-3883137 / All vegetables, White and Green Asparagus, Fruit (cherries, strawberries, apricots, peaches...), Cured pork meats / Kiosk open from April to September at Fossalon on the Monfalcone-Grado road (see file)

ALLE TRE BOTTI*°°°, GRADO 34073 GO, loc.Fossalon via Muggia 6, tel.340-5557238 (1 km from Val Cavanata) www.agriturismotrebotti.it / Production and direct sale of White and Green Asparagus, sweet-and-sour Vegetables / Refreshement with home made cooking / Open friday saturday monday 10-15/17-24.00 (closed January, February, March; July and August)

 
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