Not everybody knows the Patata Novella di Siracusa
, an Italian potato
variety that is going to join the PDO (protected denomination origin) register.
It is the main cultivation among the Sicilian potatoes
, with the 50% of all the cultivated tubers in the region, moreover it is the earliest potato harvested in the entire Europe.
This happens due to climatic and geological conditions of Sicily, which is endowed with warmer clime than the ones normally potatoes is exposed to, with a considerably lower hydration.
The ensemble of these uniqueness factors leads to the differentiation of the product, that presents a thin but resistant skin and a yellow and few chalky paste.
It is very versatile for cooking, perfect for mashed potatoes
, but at the same time fit for baking and fries.
We at OIP
offer, depending on the season, the different types of Italian potatoes
available on the market according to the ideal seasonality.