PGI Verona Peach

PGI Verona Peach

Originating from China, the peach reached the Mediterranean as a result of the conquests of Alexander the Great.  There is evidence as far back as the Roman era of the peach also in the Verona areas and since 1500 more specifically on the shores of Lake Garda. 

Currently, production of the Verona Peach has a protected status (PGI) and is confined to the Verona province, in particular covering all municipalities of Bussolengo, Buttapietra, Castel d'Azzano, Mozzecane, Pastrengo, Pescantina, Povegliano, S. Giovanni Lupatoto, Sommacampagna, Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Villafranca, Castelnuovo del Garda, Lazise, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, San Martino Buon Albergo, Verona, and Zevio.

Boasting a beautifully velvet skin and delicate taste, this peach reaches its peak in the summer offering a sweet and juicy fruit with vivid colours.

The typical peaches of Verona are only those with a white or yellow pulp, and yellow pulp nectarines, of early, late and medium ripening. 

The skin colour of the fruits is very bright and intense, the pulp is firm and succulent, with a characteristic flavour due to the right balance between sugar levels and acidity linked to the limited growth of the plants  and in particular to the favourable climate, sheltered by the hills and the temperate area of Lake Garda.