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Angelo and Charlie Vella

So here is another good Maltese name. The Vella's work their acreage near Freemans Reach.

 

Traditionally Angelo has been growing:

  • zucchini

  • eggplant

  • cabbages

  • cauliflower

  • silverbeet and

  • beetroot

 

He has recently been experimenting with different varieties of Daikon or Korean radish. His short variety is a little milder compared with the spicier long variety; the former is more accepted by European palettes, whilst the latter is more popular with Koreans. They traditionally pickle Daikon into something that is probably best described as an acquired taste!