Mela rosa Romana, Mela Rousména

The Mela Rosa Romana, also known as Mela Rousména, is a unique and ancient variety of apple that is native to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Modena, Bologna, and Parma. The apple is known for its distinctive pinkish-red color and sweet, slightly tart flavor.

The Mela Rosa Romana can be found in local markets, specialty food shops, and farm stands throughout Emilia-Romagna. Some specific places to find this apple include Mercato Albinelli in Modena, Mercato delle Erbe in Bologna, and Mercato Albinelli in Parma.

One popular way to enjoy the Mela Rosa Romana is by making a traditional Italian apple cake, known as “torta di mele.” Another delicious recipe is a simple apple and walnut salad, which highlights the apple’s natural sweetness and crunch.

The Mela Rosa Romana has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, which ensures that the apple is grown and produced according to specific standards in the Emilia-Romagna region. Some specifications of the PDO include the apple’s distinctive pinkish-red color, its sweet and slightly tart flavor, and its firm and crunchy texture.