This is a note about early attempts of Salicornia patula Duval-Jouve cultivation in the northern part of Apulia region (southern Italy). This species, which occupies the driest parts along the edges of coastal lagoons on mudflats or sands that are inundated in winter, has a long history of gathering from the wild as a source of food. At our knowledge, no information has been reported about the domestication of S. patula in Italy. In the Gargano area of Apulia region, this species was domesticated forty years ago as a minor cultivation limited to private gardens. The growing market demand of this vegetable for both fresh consumption and for processing packinghouses is very recently encouraging some farmers to cultivate it for marketing. S. patula might become an attractive new cash crop for marsh marginal lands, but prerequisites to its success are the selection of superior genotypes and the set-up of its right agro-technique.
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|Titolo:||Salicornia patula Duval-Jouve: from gathering of wild plants to some attempts of cultivation in Apulia region (southern Italy)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|