Potato Alto Viterbese joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released February 13, 2014.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Lazio.
The production area of ​​the Alto Viterbese Potato PGI is one of the municipalities of Grotte di Castro, San Lorenzo Nuovo, Gradoli, Latera, Bolsena, Onano, Valentano and Acquapendente, all in the Province of Viterbo.
The potato is grown in the territory of the Alto Viterbese, characterized by volcanic soils that occur loose, lightweight, sufficiently deep and rich chemical elements, especially potassium.
These features allow you to get tubers with a particularly smooth, regular in shape and free of anomalies that may characterize the tubers grown in more compact soils. In particular, the wealth of potassium results in a higher content of dry matter and starch in the potatoes, which have excellent flavor and shelf life.
The varieties admitted in the specification are: Monalisa, Amber, Agate, Vivaldi, Finka, Marabel, Agria, Chopin, Universa and Arizona, while the sales formats can vary from 2, 2,5 and 5 kg.


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