During the work of the National Convention on Pistachio, Raffadali is defined as the main center and the main square of the pistachio market. The socio-economic characteristics of the agricultural holdings of the producers of Raffadali highlight that, in the face of a limited territorial extension, numerous agricultural lands registered in the neighboring municipalities, are cultivated by farmers from Raffadali, which is why their products are assimilated. as raffadalesi products. Therefore, even the pistachio, grown in these conditions in the districts of the agri of Joppolo, Santa Elisabetta, San Biagio Platani, Sant'Angelo Muxaro, Cianciana, Cattolica Eraclea, Agrigento, Favara, Casteltermini, Racalmuto, Aragona and Santo Stefano Quisquina, fits in in this context, representing what is typically identified as Raffadali Pistachio. The prevalent cultivar is represented by the Bianca (or Neapolitan) even if in a good percentage (between 5 and 10%) there are mainly local cultivars, typical of the province of Agrigento as described by Barone in 1985.
Pistachio - Frenda Calogero
During the work of the National Convention on Pistachio, Raffadali is defined as the main center...