The Pescabivona becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on September 12, 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 Sicily.
The PGI Pescabivona is produced in the Province of Agrigento in the municipalities of Bivona, Alessandria della Rocca, Santo Stefano Quisquina, San Biagio Platani and in the municipality of Palazzo Adriano in the Province of Palermo.
From an aesthetic point of view, the Pescabivona PGI has the typical appearance of white-fleshed peaches, on the main markets of the island known as “Montagnole”, has a spherical shape and color of the skin with the presence of white shades that change color from pink to to maroon.
Under the name Pescabivona PGI are including 4 ecotypes (Primizia White or Murtiddara, White, Agostina and Settembrina), with key features homogeneous and which differ in the ripening period.
The varieties Primizia White and White have a peel average tomentosa and thin with white color, while the variety Agostina and Settembrina have nuances that change color from pink to red burgundy, more intense in Settembrina.
The Pescabivona PGI has white pulp-cream with red tinge near the stone, with high adhesion but not total, rather firm consistency, especially in the late ecotypes. This peach has excellent organoleptic taste too sweet and pleasantly aromatic, with crisp flesh that conveys a feeling of freshness on the palate.