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.
Harvested from late August to early October, depending on the cultivar.
Toritto Municipality and surrounds, Bari Province
Presidium supported by
Union Camere Puglia, Puglia Regional Department of Food and Agricultural Resources
via dell'Indipendenza, 3
tel. +39 080 602089-347 7615237
via Gianpaolo Onofrio, 41
tel. +39 080603528-338 7762925
strada Comunale le Matine
tel. +39 080 5617833 (winteri)-349 4374955
Tel. +39 080 5617833 - 349 4374955
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