EU: the name Pesca di Delia PGI registered
Quality: the GI of Italian food thus rises to 314
In the Official Journal of the European Union L 171 of 17/05/2021 the denomination Pesca di Delia PGI was registered which, in the food sector, is number 138 of the Italian PGIs and number 314 in the total of the Agri-food Geographical Indications of Italy. Italy thus reaches 314 GI Food - of which 173 PDO, 138 PGI and 3 TSG - to which are added 526 wine products, for a total of 840 PDO PGI TSG denominations, to which are added the 34 GIs of Spirits for a total of 874 Geographical Indications. Delia PGI peaches belong to Class 1.6. Fruit, vegetables and cereals, fresh or processed, which is confirmed as the most numerous by number of PDO PGI with 118 denominations.
The Protected Geographical Indication Pesca di Delia is reserved for both yellow or white pulp peaches and yellow pulp nectarines. The varieties allowed are divided by type and ripening period.
For the yellow or white pulp peaches, the ripening period is from 25 May to 15 July for the early varieties, from 16 July to 20 August for the mid-season varieties and from 21 August to 10 October for the late varieties. For yellow-fleshed Nectarine varieties, the period runs from 10 June to 15 July for early varieties, from 16 July to 20 August for mid-season varieties and from 21 August to 10 October for late varieties. The peculiar taste characteristics are the sugar content and the hardness of the pulp due to the greater quantities of nutrients that the plant is able to allocate to the fruit, compared to other fruits of the same type obtained in other cultivation areas.
The production area falls within the municipalities of Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Delia, Sommatino, Riesi, Mazzarino and Butera, in the province of Caltanissetta, and in the municipalities of Canicattì, Castrofilippo, Naro, Ravanusa and Campobello di Licata, in the province of Agrigento, in the region Sicily. It is marketed packaged; the packaging will use the label bearing the logo, with a percentage of fruit stamped not less than 20% of those contained in a package.
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