The Lemon of Rocca Imperiale joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was issued on 21 February 2012.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Calabria.
The Protected Geographical Indication Limone di Rocca Imperiale is reserved for fruits from cultivars Femminello group, belonging to the botanical species Citrus Limun Burm.
They can get the PGI only lemons belonging to commercial category ‘Extra’, ‘I’ and ‘II’.
The particular characteristics of this fruit are: juice yield higher than 30% and limonene content in excess of 70%, which together with other aromatic components gives the fruit a scent, strong and intense.
The production area of ​​Lemon of Rocca Imperiale PGI coincides with the administrative territory of the town of Rocca Imperiale in Province of Cosenza.


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