List of products by brand Agrirape

Located in the Leonforte area, the "Rape" farm was rented by Angelo Manna in 1955, who bought it in 1965. The company subsequently passed to Giuseppe Manna, a passionate producer who spends his entire day in the 20 hectares of its "Rape". The name of the company derives from the name of the ancient fief, which belonged to the barons Giaconìa of Mistretta. The ancient fiefdom had an extension of about 400 hectares. The huge "masseria" located on the farm is very characteristic: it was built with a particular type of stone, typical of the Mistretta area. As for the cultivation of broad bean, the company has always maintained the tradition that saw this legume at the center of agricultural rotation unchanged.

Therefore, its cultivation also found purely agronomic reasons, as well as having a very important role in human nutrition and livestock. Its production underwent a significant decline starting from the 1980s, almost disappearing. The company also temporarily stopped producing this legume.

In 1994 the company resumed the cultivation of broad bean with new enthusiasm, which has now almost disappeared.

In 1998 the company had its first "television experience" within the program "One morning".

From that moment it was a succession of appointments, thanks above all to the work of the great "television gourmet" Beppe Bigazzi. In fact, since then every year the company has presented the broad bean (in May) and the Leonforte peach (in September) during the program "La prova del cuoco". In 2005 the first appointment with the famous "Taste" column of Tg5 also arrived, followed by many other occasions in which the company presented its products.

In 2002 the rediscovery of the black lentil also began, a particular lentil cultivar, typical of the Enna area, which by now was in danger of disappearing definitively.

Since 2001 Giuseppe Manna has been supported by his son Angelo, who today is the owner of the company and who has firmly taken over the reins of the company. Agrirape has continued in its work of rediscovering and promoting the most typical products full of history of this land.

In 2002 we started with the production of jams: the first was that of yellow peach, which was followed by white peach and then apricot. In the following year the production of syrups began: peach and apricot. For several years these were the only potted products made by the company until the end of 2011, when we started the production of some new products: prickly pear jam, blood orange, mandarin and lemon jam.

Meanwhile, in 2010 we began our battle for the rediscovery of Sicilian rice, which has not been grown in Sicily for more than a century. The bet was won when, in 2011, the first Sicilian rice was harvested and marketed after about 100 years. Today the rice adventure has now become one of our main objectives.

In the same year we also expanded the variety of legumes grown, in fact, alongside the traditional broad bean and black lentil, we started growing the Villalba lentil, the Enna cicerchia and some varieties of chickpeas.

Our action has always been driven by an immense passion for Sicily and our territory, a great passion for agriculture, biodiversity and quality. Up to now we have achieved goals of great excellence and we hope to always continue on this path, following the only direction we know: quality.

Thanks to the favor of consumers and our customers, we continue our battle for the protection of biodiversity and for the enhancement of what have been defined as "jewels of the Enna hills" as well as of Italian agriculture.

Located in the Leonforte area, the "Rape" farm was rented by Angelo Manna in 1955, who bought it in 1965. The company subsequently passed to Giuseppe Manna, a passionate producer who spends his entire day in the 20 hectares of its "Rape". The name of the company derives from the name of the ancient fief, which belonged to the barons Giaconìa of Mistretta. The ancient fiefdom had an extension of about 400 hectares. The huge "masseria" located on the farm is very characteristic: it was built with a particular type of stone, typical of the Mistretta area. As for the cultivation of broad bean, the company has always maintained the tradition that saw this legume at the center of agricultural rotation unchanged.

Therefore, its cultivation also found purely agronomic reasons, as well as having a very important role in human nutrition and livestock. Its production underwent a significant decline starting from the 1980s, almost disappearing. The company also temporarily stopped producing this legume.

In 1994 the company resumed the cultivation of broad bean with new enthusiasm, which has now almost disappeared.

In 1998 the company had its first "television experience" within the program "One morning".

From that moment it was a succession of appointments, thanks above all to the work of the great "television gourmet" Beppe Bigazzi. In fact, since then every year the company has presented the broad bean (in May) and the Leonforte peach (in September) during the program "La prova del cuoco". In 2005 the first appointment with the famous "Taste" column of Tg5 also arrived, followed by many other occasions in which the company presented its products.

In 2002 the rediscovery of the black lentil also began, a particular lentil cultivar, typical of the Enna area, which by now was in danger of disappearing definitively.

Since 2001 Giuseppe Manna has been supported by his son Angelo, who today is the owner of the company and who has firmly taken over the reins of the company. Agrirape has continued in its work of rediscovering and promoting the most typical products full of history of this land.

In 2002 we started with the production of jams: the first was that of yellow peach, which was followed by white peach and then apricot. In the following year the production of syrups began: peach and apricot. For several years these were the only potted products made by the company until the end of 2011, when we started the production of some new products: prickly pear jam, blood orange, mandarin and lemon jam.

Meanwhile, in 2010 we began our battle for the rediscovery of Sicilian rice, which has not been grown in Sicily for more than a century. The bet was won when, in 2011, the first Sicilian rice was harvested and marketed after about 100 years. Today the rice adventure has now become one of our main objectives.

In the same year we also expanded the variety of legumes grown, in fact, alongside the traditional broad bean and black lentil, we started growing the Villalba lentil, the Enna cicerchia and some varieties of chickpeas.

Our action has always been driven by an immense passion for Sicily and our territory, a great passion for agriculture, biodiversity and quality. Up to now we have achieved goals of great excellence and we hope to always continue on this path, following the only direction we know: quality.

Thanks to the favor of consumers and our customers, we continue our battle for the protection of biodiversity and for the enhancement of what have been defined as "jewels of the Enna hills" as well as of Italian agriculture.

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