The Peach of Leonforte joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released July 16, 2010.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Sicily.
The Peach of Leonforte PGI, called “The Settembrina”, is grown in the municipalities of Leonforte, Enna, Calascibetta, Nissoria Assoro and Agira, in the province of Enna.
Cultivated in an oasis in the center of Sicily, the Peach of Leonforte PGI is the natural synthesis of ancient varieties and a special microclimate that characterizes the maturation.
Over the period of maturity and organoleptic characteristics, the characteristics of Peach of Leonforte PGI is now, for several decades, the practice of “bagging” fruits as a method of control by the Mediterranean fly. This peculiarity has represented over time one of the most decisive of this production and was much appreciated by the consumers of the island, thanks to the technique of pest, had access to a product almost completely free of toxic residues.
The Peach of Leonforte PGI is not one, there are many, old local varieties that ripen in September, October, even in November. The fruits are not very showy, late maturing, and in the bag become at most intense yellow with red streaks read, but they are always fragrant, with a yellow pulp, soda and sweet. The skin color changes slightly depending on the variety and time of picking.


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