CARROTS IN PUGLIA 2014 - SOUTH ITALY
The producers of carrots in Polignano a Mare, a small village overlooking the sea in Puglia (Bari Province, South Italy) have created the association "The bastinaca of St. Vitus" (dialectal name), which aims to bring this carrot the other regions of Italy and encourage farmers to continue growing and to keep one of the most important agricultural traditions of this area. The carrots of Polignano a Mare are special because they are very colorful: orange, yellow, deep yellow up to the purple. The carrot has a length that varies from a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 25 cm and has the same consistency of an apple. The fields where they grow are located near sandy beaches and have a higher average salinity. But the extraordinary nature of this crop is in the taste of these carrots: delicius!