Territory & IGP

Where we grow asparagus

We are located in Ospedaletto di Istrana, Treviso, in the heart of the production and packaging area of the Asparago di Badoere I.G.P.: here the soil is rich, soft, watered by the slow-running and scarcely calcareous waters of the Sile resurgence river. These characteristics give the asparagus rapid development, low fibrousness and bright colour. The resulting flavour is delicate and the texture particularly tender.

On this land we grow the White I.G.P. Badoere Asparagus and the Green I.G.P. Badoere Asparagus.

Territorio & I.G.P.

What does the
I.G.P. mark mean?

The acronym I.G.P. translates into Protected Geographical Indication: it is a mark awarded by the European Union to products that demonstrate a deep connection with the territory and its traditions. It is the place of production, with its deep, well-drained soils, the dexterity and craftsmanship of the inhabitants who have handed down the culture of asparagus from generation to generation, as well as peculiar soil and climate factors, that determine the quality and reputation of the product itself. The origin of the asparagus seems to date back to the Roman conquest of the Veneto lands. Since the Middle Ages, its cultivation was known and established in the area that stretches south of the Veneto Pre-Alps in a flat strip ideally linking the middle courses of the Brenta, Sile and Piave rivers.

Since 2010, the Badoere asparagus has also officially been included in the restricted circle of protected and PGI-certified products: its production is therefore linked to a specification that lays down the basic rules for its cultivation and marketing, and is subject to inspections carried out by the designated certifying body CSQA.

The Asparagus of Badoere I.GP. – Bianco (white), has a straight shoot with a very tight apex, a tender consistency and no fibrousness; it is white in colour, with possible pinkish tones acquired after packaging; the taste is sweet, not salty, with a faint aroma of fresh pulses and ripe ear of wheat, with barely perceptible bitter streaks.

Asparagus di Badoere PGI – Green has a straight shoot, with a possible slight deviation of the tip, a very tight apex; it has a tender consistency and is not fibrous; the colour in the apical part is bright and intense green, with possible violet hues, and in the basal part it is green with violet to white variations; the flavour is sweet and marked, not salty or bitter, and the aroma is fruity and persistent herbaceous.

What properties do PGI Asparagus enjoy?

It is no coincidence that Badoere PGI Asparagus, in the two types white and green, are officially on the list of European agri-food products of excellence: their properties are indeed remarkable!

Let’s see them:

  • They are low in calories as they contain mostly water and are an excellent source of dietary fibre (about 2 grams), including inulin and asparanin A.
  • They are low in sodium, rich in potassium and contain folic acid, vitamin B1 and B6. The concentration of certain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus increases as they ripen, while the concentration of sodium decreases.
  • They contain aspartic acid, a non-essential amino acid with diuretic properties.
  • They also contain a wide range of phytonutrients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, such as rutin, a flavonoid that serves to strengthen capillary walls, and beta carotene, a carotenoid precursor of vitamin A.
  • Thanks to their saponin, polyphenol and mineral content, they are excellent allies against water retention. They can also reduce blood pressure due to the presence of the compound 2-hydroxynicotianamine, which acts as an ACE inhibitor.



Via dell’artigianato 19 Badoere

Tel. +39 340 6928998

Opening time

Morning: 9.30-12.30
Afternoon: 15.30-19.00

Closing day on Monday.