Yellow melon (Cucumis melo var. Inodorus) Paceco yellow melon - Winter melon

Yellow melon (Cucumis melo var. Inodorus) Paceco yellow melon - Winter melon


Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)

PAT type: Vegetable products in their natural state or processed

Production area

Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)

Area of ​​production: Municipalities: Paceco, Trapani, Erice and Valderice.

Brief description of the product: Yellow-skinned melon also known as winter melon, due to the fact that it can be stored for a long period, which can even last all winter.

Description of the processing, conservation and maturing methods: Main vegetable of the area grown in dry conditions or with minimal irrigation, both in flat land and in hilly areas.

Resistant to numerous adversities, both physiological and parasitic in nature, it can be obtained in certain years without resorting to chemical treatments.

Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning:

Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: Melons intended for fresh consumption (3-4 days from harvest) must be harvested when fully ripe and served well chilled to best enjoy the product; instead, the melons harvested before complete ripeness, suitably brushed to eliminate traces of soil, can be stored in crates or perforated cartons with a single layer of


fruits, in dry and ventilated rooms until winter.

Elements proving that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: The melon has been cultivated for over 50 years in the Trapani area, spreading from Paceco, its cradle of origin, to many other municipalities in the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento.

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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