The Peach of Verona joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released January 15, 2010.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the Veneto region.
The brand Peach of Verona PGI characterizes peaches and nectarines guaranteed and certified as a cultivated variety, sugar content, balance of taste, color and size, and packed in special packaging as provided by a rigorous discipline. The specification provides for the involvement of the productions of extra class and before the white and yellow peaches and yellow nectarines of 18 municipalities in the Province of Verona. The varieties listed in the Regulations are 22 selected for the shape of the fruit, the taste, the particular coloration and the sugar. The varieties are grouped by marketing period in early, middle and late.
The peach white or yellow flesh is a fruit native to China, where it is considered a symbol of immortality. The Far East arrived in Persia, the country from which derives the scientific name of the fruit Prunus Persica, and then spread from there throughout the Mediterranean basin thanks to the conquests of Alexander the Great. The varieties are distinguished according to the surface, the core and the pulp that can be yellow or white. The peach is notable for its juicy, fragrant and slightly acid flavor. In the kitchen is ideal to prepare cakes, jams and preserves. The white peach is especially fragrant, has a consistency more filaments and a clingstone. It is a very sweet fruit and perfect in the kitchen for salads.
Nectarine white or yellow flesh nectarine also known more commonly as completely smooth, originated from the Persian Laevis, the family Rosaceae, genus Prunus. The feature that distinguishes mainly nectarine is the hairless skin and intense color that veers strongly to red. Has pleasantly sweet flavor, a firm texture which can be white or yellow and a high content of juice due to the large amount of water.