Toritto Almond

Italy

Puglia

Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

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Toritto Almond

Almonds were once grown all over the province of Bari, profoundly influencing the agricultural landscape. Various native cultivars developed in the area around Toritto, near the edge of the Alta Murgia. Named after historic citizens of the town, some have managed to withstand the invasion of the more productive Californian varieties. They still bear the names of local figures, like Antonio De Vito and Filippo Cea. This latter variety, whose “mother” plant survives in Matine di Toritto, is particularly excellent and still found in many almond groves. Its notable creaminess makes it ideal for use in confectionery.

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Season

Harvested from late August to early October, depending on the cultivar.

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Some young producers are again investing in the Filippo Cea almond, having recognized its superiority compared to the American varieties. They have founded an association to protect and promote Toritto almonds, an important step for the survival of traditional almond growing. Caramelized Toritto almonds make an excellent brittle and are an ingredient found in many Puglian sweets.

Production area
Toritto Municipality and surrounds, Bari Province

Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
Pasquale Peragine
Toritto (Ba)
via dell'Indipendenza, 3
tel. +39 080 602089-347 7615237
peraginepasquale@libero.it

Gaetano Rubertis
Toritto (Ba)
via Gianpaolo Onofrio, 41
tel. +39 080603528-338 7762925
gaetano_rubertis@virgilio.it

Emilia D'Urso
Toritto (Ba)
strada Comunale le Matine
contrada Pilapalucci
tel. +39 080 5617833 (winteri)-349 4374955
amygdalea@alice.it
www.pilapalucci.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Emilia D’Urso
Tel. +39 080 5617833 - 349 4374955
amygdalea@alice.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Leonardo Manganelli
Tel. +39 080 4606213 - 329 8075548
lemancinque@gmail.com
Some young producers are again investing in the Filippo Cea almond, having recognized its superiority compared to the American varieties. They have founded an association to protect and promote Toritto almonds, an important step for the survival of traditional almond growing. Caramelized Toritto almonds make an excellent brittle and are an ingredient found in many Puglian sweets.

Production area
Toritto Municipality and surrounds, Bari Province

Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
Pasquale Peragine
Toritto (Ba)
via dell'Indipendenza, 3
tel. +39 080 602089-347 7615237
peraginepasquale@libero.it

Gaetano Rubertis
Toritto (Ba)
via Gianpaolo Onofrio, 41
tel. +39 080603528-338 7762925
gaetano_rubertis@virgilio.it

Emilia D'Urso
Toritto (Ba)
strada Comunale le Matine
contrada Pilapalucci
tel. +39 080 5617833 (winteri)-349 4374955
amygdalea@alice.it
www.pilapalucci.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Emilia D’Urso
Tel. +39 080 5617833 - 349 4374955
amygdalea@alice.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Leonardo Manganelli
Tel. +39 080 4606213 - 329 8075548
lemancinque@gmail.com