Cherry Vignola joins the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on 8 November 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 Emilia Romagna.
Cherry Vignola PGI comes as a fruit to flavor sweet and fruity. Its flesh is firm and crisp, with the exception of the cultivar Mora Vignola. The skin has a color ranging from bright red to dark red, except for the variety Durone of Marca, where instead is always shining but yellow and bright red.
The minimum sizes vary from 20 to 23 mm depending on the variety, while the maximum can also exceed 28 mm. When ready for consumption, the fruit must be intact, in the pedicle, clean, healthy and free of vermin. Unlike other types of cherry, the PGI Vignola presents much larger and this feature makes it particularly appreciated and sought after.
The production area of ​​Vignola cherry PGI includes a number of municipalities in the provinces of Modena and Bologna.
The cultivation of cherry in the territory of Vignola has ancient origins and deep-rooted. The exceptional nature of the soil and climatic conditions of the area, in fact, meant that the plant whereabouts here its ideal environment, becoming over time and through the efforts of farmers, the most important agricultural reality. Numerous historical documents confirm that the plant is present, intercropping the vine, in the mid nineteenth century and in the years to follow the production and marketing have had an upward trend.
Cherry Vignola PGI should be stored in the refrigerator or in a cool dry place. For the crunchy flesh and sweet taste appears to be the ideal fruit with which to end a meal. Is excellent ingredient to achieve various recipes, sweet and savory, for jams, liqueurs such as kirsch or cherry. Also perfect for the preparation of candied fruit or in alcohol.


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