armband for CD LEGANES VS SD HUESCA
In line with the armbands designed so far this 2022/23 season, our captain will wear one tailored for the clash against CD Leganes. This year we are looking for features that bond our province and the one we will be visiting together. In this case, the armband is based on the horticulture tradition of both places. For Leganes, it is the cucumbers, from which they are called pepineros (from the Spanish word pepino), whereas for Huesca, it is the characteristic pink tomato from Barbastro.
Actually, now is the right time to grow pink tomatoes outdoors, as they are usually planted at the end of April and at the beginning of May. The sowing of the cucumber crop is also carried out after the late spring frosts, i.e., in late spring.
Below you may find the design of our armband, as well as all the details related to our rival.
Pepinos and pepineros • Leganes
Beyond their nickname and their mascot, there is a connection between CD Leganes and cucumbers. It dates back to 1970, when Leganes was a land of horticulturists with a top product: the cucumber. They were famous because the King Philip V of Spain only wanted to eat cucumbers from Leganes, as they were very soft and digestive, so his doctor used to go to every single market in Madrid asking where he could find them. The names of Leganes and Leganitos come from the Arab words algannet or alganit, which mean vegetable gardens.
Pink tomato from Barbastro • Huesca
This tomato variety has a series of special features, such as its big size, its colour and, above all, its flavour. The vegetables grown at the Somontano area ensure incomparable quality, due to the unique microclimate there, close to Sierra de Guara and directly watered by the Pyrenees. Among all these leafy vegetables, the pink tomato stands out given its quality and reputation.
Here you can find more information about this delicacy from the vegetable gardens in Barbastro.