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.
Harvested when fully ripened between November and January. Transfomred products available year-round.
Siniscola Municipality, Baronia coast, Nuoro Province
Presidium supported by
Siniscola Municipality, Sardinian Regional Department of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform
località La Caletta
via Nazario Sauro, 5
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via Alcide De Gasperi, 108
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via G.F Conteddu, 66
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località Santa Lucia,
s.s. 125 km 254,800
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