Named after a village of Castellammare di Stabia regarded even in Roman times, particularly suited to horticulture. Proof of this is that the area, not far from Pompeii, was identified with the name “gardens of Schito “.
The precocity is given by the particularly mild climate and habit of regenerating plants every year. 
Another peculiarity is the ancient cultivation technique traditionally associated with such variety. Use was, in fact, cover the first inflorescence apical (mamma or mammolella) with terracotta bowls (or pots pignattelle ) handmade by local artisans. The protection from the rays of the sun, ensured by the pot in the growth phase of the artichoke, makes it particularly soft and clear.




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