Carosello (melon)

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

The carosello is a landrace variety of muskmelon (Cucumis melo) found in Southern Italy.[1][2] It is common in the Apulia region of Italy.[2][3]

Varieties[edit]

Carosello barese is a rare heirloom variety of carosello.[4] "Barese" means "from Bari", the major port city of Apulia.

Another variety is the Barattiere "Tondo Liscio" (rounded smooth) of Manduria, an Apulian city which was an ancient Messapian settlement.

Uses[edit]

In Italian cuisine, carosello is used in the same manner as the cucumber.[1][5] It is typically consumed in an immature, unripened state.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Carosello and the taxonomy of Cucumis melo L. especially of its vegetable races". June 1986. DOI: 10.1007/BF02112805
  2. ^ a b c Buttaro, D.; Bonasia, A.; Minuto, A.; Serio, F.; Santamaria, P. (2009). "Effect of silicon in the nutrient solution on the incidence of powdery mildew and quality traits in carosello and barattiere(Cucumis meloL.) grown in a soilless system". The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. Informa UK Limited. 84 (3): 300–304. doi:10.1080/14620316.2009.11512521. ISSN 1462-0316.
  3. ^ "Characterization and valorization of two typical vegetables of Apulia region: Carosello and Barattiere [Cucumis melo L.; Apulia]". Colture Protette (Italy). ISSN 0390-0444. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  4. ^ The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients. The Illustrated Cook's Book of Ingredients. DK Publishing. 2010. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-7566-7673-5. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Loebenstein, G.; Lecoq, H. (2012). Viruses and Virus Diseases of Vegetables in the Mediterranean Basin. Advances in Virus Research. Elsevier Science. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-12-394604-1. Retrieved September 22, 2017.

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