Carrots grown in Polignano
Carrots grown in Polignano range in color from pale yellow to deep orange to dark purple. The carrot seeds are still selected by the growers, so the carrots do not have the standard orange color dictated by the seed industry. Every year, the growers select the best plants, plant them out in small, separate plots and choose the seeds of the healthiest plants. These are then replanted between August 15 and September 15. Apart from their distinctive colors, these carrots also have an extraordinary flavor. The fields, generally quite sandy, have a fairly high salinity, which is increased by irrigation with brackish water. This makes the carrots particularly flavorful.
Polignano a Mare, Bari Province
Presidium supported by
Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources