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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Red radicchio (late variety)

The late variety of the red radicchio plant is the king of radicchio. Crisp with a slight aftertaste of bitterness and cool spring water. The time to harvest is the month of November when the open fields have frosted over at least twice. That is when it mysteriously begins to turn white. Perhaps it is…
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Sweet potato

In the Veneto region, sweet-potato growing takes place on vast expanses of land in the provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice in an area straddled by the Brenta river and falling between the provinces of Padua and Rovigo. More than half of the sweet potatoes grown in Italy comes from the Veneto region. Known incorrectly…
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Salad

The area in the Veneto region which is particularly specialised in salad growing is Lusia in the province of Rovigo. The humus which has come to settle over time on the sandy soil is especially suitable for vegetable crops. A dense network of irrigation channels means that the top groundwater is kept constantly at one…
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