Artichokes Extra

Artichokes Extra to crudaiola gr 230/14-16 pz ” IContadini”

They are like cherries: one leads to another. They are a valuable product, if they produce lesser quantities every year, and usually are almost all booked for their delicacy. Delicate, tender and tasty, they are excellent as an appetizer or to flavor rice and pasta salads. To the imagination!

14/16 pcs in jar


Produttore: iContadini

Regione:  Puglia

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Artichokes Extra to crudaiola.

These are the famous artichokes extra of the “Brindisi” variety, native of the area. They do not reproduce in the nursery, but the plants are grown by taking from existing plantations. The cultivation takes place in October, the harvest begins in April. It is a task that requires a lot of care and a lot of work: you think to collect a box of these artichokes, you need to work on fields extended several hectares. The processing is done within eight hours from fresh. It is very tender, is just defoliated and manually turned with a boxcutter. Next it comes possessed in extra virgin olive oil. The artichokes extras can be used to supplement a starter or cold rice. Also excellent on pizza. Natural taste and crunchiness particular, can be stir-fried to enrich a hot plate.

We grow directly with the technique of integrated production, over twenty hectares of open field vegetables, such as
san marzano and cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, sweet and hot peppers, artichokes and more.

Why choose “I Contadini” products.

 . Short chain and integrated production
. Artisanal product completely hand cultivated
. 100% Made in Italy product
. Drying of the vegetables in the sun
. Product withouth use of additives.
. Authentic taste and flavors
. Wide selection of sets from gr.212 to large sets of gr.3100
. Excellent value for money.

carciofini-invasoIngredients: Artichokes (65%), extra virgin olive oil (34%), apple cider vinegar, whole salt, lemon juice


“I Contadini” farm , today led by the third generation of young people, is born in one of the most suited land for vegetables
farming, Puglia, more precisely Salento, the so-called land of “sun, sea, wind”.
Some exemplary corporate data:

Farm surface : 250.000mq
Covered surface : 800mq
Large square surface :5.000mq
Drying surface : 34.000mq
Growing surface : 200.000mq

Particular climatic conditions of this land, with sun almost all year round, soil composition and influence of the sea,
allow to obtain excellent tomatoes and all vegetables production.

I Contadini Farm grows directly with integrated production, over twenty hectares of open field vegetables, like san marzano tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, sweet and hot peppers, artichokes and more.

Many vegetables are dried in the sun of “Salento” to remove excess water and to preserve all organoleptic and nutritional qualities.
Then there is the preserve process without adding additives.

Products are preserved in olive oil and reciped in a simple way in order to discover flavors of homemade preserves.

Drying vegetables in the sun is an ancient practice now almost totally resigned, but even if difficult and delicate, it allows to obtain
a great result : pulp softness, preservation of vitamins, proteins and minerals of vegetables, harmonious and recognizable flavor profile. In the production there are also “brindisino” artichokes, grown and picked up by hand from experts
After 8 hours from pick up, artichokes are already preserved in olive oil.
The particularity of this kind of artichokes is that it is great with this cultivation and it has an intense flavor remaining crisp.

We learn something more?

The Brindisi artichoke is a more prevalent cultivars in the province of Brindisi. The plant produces medium sized flower heads, cylindrical, without thorns and green in color with varying shades of violet. The main features are its high productivity, long production cycle (from October to May) and the ability to produce as well as a good number of heads for the fresh market is also a significant amount of artichokes (in the final part of the collection) lot required by the processing industry. The collection of the artichokes healthy, fresh, free from damage, the stem of the artichoke is done manually severing ca. 10 cm. by peeping. It ‘also said Catanese, Violet Sicily, Violet Brindisi, Local Brindisi, Brindisi. E ‘for both fresh consumption and for industrial processing for artichokes.

Informazioni aggiuntive

Peso 0.3 kg
Dimensioni 7 × 7 × 8 cm

1lb 1.64oz, 2.0 kg


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