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Noto Almond

The almond groves of Noto Valley have preserved the extraordinary Romana variety, excellent for baking. The thick and woody shell of this ancient cultivar preserves the oils, flavor and aroma of the almonds, however, the
trees are very low yielding. With the launch of the Presidium the almond growers have formed an association and drawn up a production protocol. The objective is to increase the producers’ autonomy, and ensure that in the future they will handle all parts of the process – from harvest, drying and shelling the nuts to selling them.

Production area: Noto, Avola, Rosolini and Canicattini Bagni Municipalities, Syracuse Province
Presidium supported by: Sicily Regional Authority’s Agriculture and Forestry Department