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In this image, barattiere are the round-shaped fruits, which are intermingled with the long-shaped carosello.
The fruit of barattiere in development

The barattiere is a landrace variety of muskmelon (Cucumis melo) found in Southern Italy.[1][2] It is common in the Apulia region of Italy and in the region of Sahel in Tunisia.[2]


In Italian cuisine, barattiere is typically consumed in an immature, unripened state.It is consumed in the same manner in Tunisia.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Morphological characterization and yield of four melon landraces used as immature fruits [Cucumis melo L.; Apulia]". Colture Protette (Italy). ISSN 0390-0444. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Buttaro, D.; Bonasia, A.; Navarro, A.; Serio, F.; Santamaria, P. "Effect of silicon application on Carosello and Barattiere (Cucumis melo L.)". Colture Protette (Italy) (in Italian). ISSN 0390-0444. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Phenotypic and Genetic Characterization of Cucumis Melo L. Landraces collected in Apulia (Italy) and Albania". Acta Horticulturae. Retrieved September 23, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Conte, Amalia; Scrocco, Carmela; Brescia, Incoronata; Del Nobile, Matteo Alessandro (1 July 2009). "Different packaging strategies for fresh-cut 'barattiere' melon cultivar (cucumis melo L.)". International Journal of Food Science & Technology. 44 (7): 1422–1428. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2009.01973.x.

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