Peperone secco dolce, Saracone, Bastardone, Farfullone

Peperone secco dolce, Saracone, Bastardone, and Farfullone are traditional varieties of sweet dried peppers that can be found in the Abruzzo region of Italy. These peppers are grown and cultivated in specific towns and communes, adding to the uniqueness and regional identity of the products.

One of the towns where these peppers can be found is Santo Stefano di Sessanio, located in the province of L’Aquila. This medieval village is known for its production of Peperone secco dolce, a sweet dried pepper that is often used in local dishes. The peppers are harvested and then dried in the traditional way, preserving their flavor and aroma.

Another commune where these peppers are cultivated is Scanno, also in the province of L’Aquila. Scanno is famous for its Saracone peppers, which are dried and used in various Traditional Recipesss. The Saracone pepper is known for its intense flavor and is often used to add a spicy kick to dishes.

The towns of Navelli and Capestrano, located in the province of L’Aquila and Pescara respectively, are known for their production of Bastardone and Farfullone peppers. These varieties are characterized by their large size and mild flavor. They are often used in local cuisine, adding a unique taste to dishes.

These traditional varieties of sweet dried peppers from Abruzzo have been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees their authenticity and adherence to traditional production methods. The specifications for these peppers include the specific varieties, cultivation techniques, and drying processes, ensuring the preservation of their unique characteristics.

Sources:
– “Peperone dolce secco di Santo Stefano di Sessanio” – www.abruzzoturismo.it
– “Scanno e i suoi peperoni” – www.scanno.net
– “Navelli e i suoi peperoni” – www.navelli.com
– “Capestrano e i suoi peperoni” – www.comune.capestrano.aq.it