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.