Pompia

Slow Food Presidium

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.

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 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 Region
Producers

Locanda Bar Ristorante Sa Veletta
di Stefania Cotza
Località Santa Lucia
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 348 3784454
ristorantesaveletta@tiscali.it
www.ristorantesaveletta.com

Pasticceria Dolci Sardi
di Graziella Mulargia
Via Alcide De Gasperi, 108
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 338 4220092
info@dolcisardimulargia.com
www.dolcisardimulargia.com

Francesca Pau
Via Conteddu, 71
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 349 1243528
panificiopau@gmail.com
www.panecarasau.org

Sos Pipitos
di Maria Cristina Contu
Località La Caletta
Via Nazario Sauro, 5
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel.+39 338 6155795
sospipitos@gmail.com
Presidium Producers' Representative
Claudio Secchi
Tel. +39 347 0650180
info@sardiniaslowexperience.com

Slow Food Presidium coordinator
Gianfranco Sotgiu
Tel. +39 328 7426187
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 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 Region
Producers

Locanda Bar Ristorante Sa Veletta
di Stefania Cotza
Località Santa Lucia
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 348 3784454
ristorantesaveletta@tiscali.it
www.ristorantesaveletta.com

Pasticceria Dolci Sardi
di Graziella Mulargia
Via Alcide De Gasperi, 108
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 338 4220092
info@dolcisardimulargia.com
www.dolcisardimulargia.com

Francesca Pau
Via Conteddu, 71
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel. +39 349 1243528
panificiopau@gmail.com
www.panecarasau.org

Sos Pipitos
di Maria Cristina Contu
Località La Caletta
Via Nazario Sauro, 5
Siniscola (Nu)
Tel.+39 338 6155795
sospipitos@gmail.com
Presidium Producers' Representative
Claudio Secchi
Tel. +39 347 0650180
info@sardiniaslowexperience.com

Slow Food Presidium coordinator
Gianfranco Sotgiu
Tel. +39 328 7426187

Territory

StateItaly
RegionSardinia