Pompia

Italy

Sardinia

Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

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Pompia

The pompia tree looks like an orange tree, but with strange fruit: as large as or larger than a grapefruit, bright yellow in color and with a thick, ribbed, wrinkled skin. Pompia trees grow wild in the scrub and in citrus groves only in Sardinia, in the Baronia area, which surrounds the town of Siniscola. The citrus has been grown here for at least two centuries, and is an essential ingredient in some traditional sweets, like sa pompìa intrea, for which the pith is candied in honey. The rind is also used to flavor spirits.

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Season

Harvested when fully ripened between November and January. Transfomred products available year-round.

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Pompia trees can be found scattered around the Baronia countryside. Growers keep most of the fruit for family use, selling any surplus to the few confectioners and restaurants in Siniscola who still make traditional sweets. The Presidium has united five producers who make sweets from pompia, with the aim of raising the profile of the citrus fruit and identifying new possibilities for its processing and use.

Production area
Siniscola Municipality, Baronia coast, Nuoro Province

Presidium supported by
Siniscola Municipality, Sardinian Regional Department of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform
Maria Cristina Contu
Siniscola (Nu)
località La Caletta
via Nazario Sauro, 5
tel. +39 0784 810460-338 6155795

Nicolina Frau
Siniscola (Nu)
via Roma, 68
tel. +39 0784 878243-875522
339 5918572
frades75@tiscali.it
www.loasidelpaneealtro.com

Graziella Mulargia
Siniscola (Nu)
via Alcide De Gasperi, 108
tel. +39 0784 877205-338 4220092
info@dolcisardimulargia.com
www.dolcisardimulargia.com

Francesca Pau
Siniscola (Nu)
via G.F Conteddu, 66
tel. +39 0784 878762-349 1243528
panecarasatupau@tiscali.it
www.panecarasau.org

Stefania Cotza
Siniscola (Nu)
località Santa Lucia,
s.s. 125 km 254,800
tel. +39 0784 819073-333 2507068
ristorante.saveletta@tiscali.it
www.ristorantesaveletta.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Renato Brotzu
Tel. +39 0784 35357
rebrotzu@tiscali.it
Pompia trees can be found scattered around the Baronia countryside. Growers keep most of the fruit for family use, selling any surplus to the few confectioners and restaurants in Siniscola who still make traditional sweets. The Presidium has united five producers who make sweets from pompia, with the aim of raising the profile of the citrus fruit and identifying new possibilities for its processing and use.

Production area
Siniscola Municipality, Baronia coast, Nuoro Province

Presidium supported by
Siniscola Municipality, Sardinian Regional Department of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform
Maria Cristina Contu
Siniscola (Nu)
località La Caletta
via Nazario Sauro, 5
tel. +39 0784 810460-338 6155795

Nicolina Frau
Siniscola (Nu)
via Roma, 68
tel. +39 0784 878243-875522
339 5918572
frades75@tiscali.it
www.loasidelpaneealtro.com

Graziella Mulargia
Siniscola (Nu)
via Alcide De Gasperi, 108
tel. +39 0784 877205-338 4220092
info@dolcisardimulargia.com
www.dolcisardimulargia.com

Francesca Pau
Siniscola (Nu)
via G.F Conteddu, 66
tel. +39 0784 878762-349 1243528
panecarasatupau@tiscali.it
www.panecarasau.org

Stefania Cotza
Siniscola (Nu)
località Santa Lucia,
s.s. 125 km 254,800
tel. +39 0784 819073-333 2507068
ristorante.saveletta@tiscali.it
www.ristorantesaveletta.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Renato Brotzu
Tel. +39 0784 35357
rebrotzu@tiscali.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionSardinia