Here in the Fucino plain, where once used to be the third biggest lake of the country, we can find one of the most traditional products of the region: potatoes. A few years ago this particular kind of potato received the IGP certificate - i.e. Protected Geographical Identification. It is a delicious tuber with peculiar qualities given to it by the particular soil.
Fucino’s potatoes belong to the Solanum Tuberosum species: they come in different shapes (mostly ovoidal), and it is usually long 35-80 mm. The color varies from white to different shades of yellow. Its organoleptic properties are enhanced by the high content of phosphor and potassium and, sometimes, by the low environmental impact methods used to grow it.
We can find different kinds of potatoes: those with a yellow, tender, and dense flesh; those with a whiter, crunchier flesh; and, finally, those with a red skin, especially suited for doughs.
This product represents a great asset for the territory, as it is sold all over the country and even abroad. There are several associations that keep innovating the growing system, adding more and more value with each passing year. These potatoes, when harvested when they are fully mature and kept in an ideal environment, can be preserved for a long period of time, and hence they are ideal for domestic or professional use.