Our B&B, La Mela Rosa takes it's name from the small, pink apples that have been cultivated on the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains since time immemorial. The apples have an irregular, slightly flat shape and a very short stem. The sweet and slightly acidic pulp is intensely aromatic, while the colour of the apple is greenish with tinges of pink to red-violet. They were once much sought after because they kept so well. Harvested at the beginning of October, they were still excellent at the end of April. Then the desire for perfection took over and these rather plain-looking apples were not wanted. Fortunately, mostly thanks to the Monti Sibillini Moutain Community and partly thanks to the Slow Food movement, these rustic pink apples are again in demand.
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