“Mugnoli”: a Neglected Race of Brassica oleracea L. from Salento (Italy)

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“Mugnoli”, a neglected race of Brassica oleracea L., is described from Southern Italy (Salento, Apulia). In this race, the young inflorescences together with a few leaves are harvested for use as a cooking vegetable. “Mugnoli” might be considered as an early step in the evolution of broccoli (B. oleracea L. var. italica Plenck).

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Laghetti, G., Martignano, F., Falco, V. et al. “Mugnoli”: a Neglected Race of Brassica oleracea L. from Salento (Italy). Genet Resour Crop Evol 52, 635–639 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-005-8511-4

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Keywords

  • “Mugnoli”
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Brassica oleracea
  • Collection
  • Niche crop
  • Salento