Consortium president Glenda Vignoli confirmed that the bad weather has slowed down harvesting operations of Scalogno di Romagna Igp, a typical product from the Ravenna area and the Riole Terme municipality in particular.
"The product is of the highest quality, which surprised us as we were afraid that the prolonged rain in May could have damaged it. There has actually been an increase of the average grade."
In addition to yields, the organoleptic quality is also excellent due to the fact that June was hot and sunny. "One of our producers has already ended harvesting, but most of us have just started. We should continue for another couple of weeks, coinciding with the Scalogno di Romagna festival held in Riolo Terme between 25th and 28th July 2019".
Producers harvest shallots and then lay them out to dry. Many don't trust the weather, so they place it in bins and in warehouses during the night or when it might rain, otherwise it is left to dry in the sun."
"Shallots from Romagna obtained the PGI mark 21 years ago, but the Consortium was only established last summer. At the moment, the crop benefited from the rain of the past few days. We are all hoping the weather can have a positive effect on both quality and quantities."
Consorzio Scalogno di Romagna Igp
via Aldo Moro 2,
48025 Riolo (Ravenna)
Tel.: (+39) 347.728 2912