Valleggia Apricot

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Liguria

Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

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Valleggia Apricot

Valleggia apricots were already being grown along the coast near Savona at the end of the 19th century, but they reached the peak of their popularity in the 1950s and ’60s. Valleggia is the hamlet in the municipality of Quiliano where the greatest quantities of the apricots were produced. The small fruit is unmistakable, with a thin, delicate orange skin flecked with brick-red dots. Valleggia apricots have a much more intense aroma and flavor than other apricots on the market. The trees are not grown espaliered as in modern orchards, which makes them harder to prune and harvest. This, along with the building boom along the Savona coastline, has led to the gradual abandonment of the variety over the past 30 years.

Season

Harvested from mid-June to mid-July, and available as a preserve year-round.

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Two cooperatives unite around 30 producers who follow a strict cultivation protocol and hand-select the best fruit, which is sold under the “Albicocca di Valleggia” quality brand. The Presidium wants to protect the remaining orchards and encourage the planting of new trees and recovery of land where the apricots used to be grown.

Production area
The coastal strip from Loano to Varazze, Savona Province

Presidium supported by
Sea and Land of Liguria project – Carige Foundation

The farmers sell the apricots to:
Cooperativa Le Riunite
Savona
Tel. +39 019 853 881
traverso@leriunite.it

Shop in Quiliano (Sv) Via Torcello Località Pilalunga , Tel.+39 019 886326
Open every day from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., except on Thursday

The cooperative markets apricots grown by: Elisa Aragno, Rosa Bianca Belfiore, Enrico Bertolotto, Claudia Brondo, Francesco Canepa, Pietro Falco, Silvio Gallo, Sergio Parodi, Marino Rosso, Paola Scamardella, Giorgio Valcalda, Lorenzo Vignolo.


Cooperativa Agricola di Valleggia
Quiliano Valleggia (Sv)
Tel. +39 019880368 - 340 9385666
carlo.traman@libero.it.
Shop in via Fratelli Cervi, 2 a Quiliano (Sv) from Monday to Saturday, from 7.30 a.m. to 1230 a.m.. On Wednesday and Friday also from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The cooperative markets apricots grown by: Carlo Traman, Mauro Toso, Desirée Doljak.



Processors

Augusto Vincenzo Besio
Via Sant'Ambrogio
Savona
Tel. +39 019860507
info@besio.it

Santamaria Sas
Via Sforza Gallo, 12
Calizzano (SV)
Tel. +39 019 5284270
info@federicosantamaria.it

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giacomo Traverso
Tel.+39 348 2292506
traverso@leriunite.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Vincenzo Ricotta
Tel.+39 335 381121
studioricotta@gmail.com


Two cooperatives unite around 30 producers who follow a strict cultivation protocol and hand-select the best fruit, which is sold under the “Albicocca di Valleggia” quality brand. The Presidium wants to protect the remaining orchards and encourage the planting of new trees and recovery of land where the apricots used to be grown.

Production area
The coastal strip from Loano to Varazze, Savona Province

Presidium supported by
Sea and Land of Liguria project – Carige Foundation

The farmers sell the apricots to:
Cooperativa Le Riunite
Savona
Tel. +39 019 853 881
traverso@leriunite.it

Shop in Quiliano (Sv) Via Torcello Località Pilalunga , Tel.+39 019 886326
Open every day from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., except on Thursday

The cooperative markets apricots grown by: Elisa Aragno, Rosa Bianca Belfiore, Enrico Bertolotto, Claudia Brondo, Francesco Canepa, Pietro Falco, Silvio Gallo, Sergio Parodi, Marino Rosso, Paola Scamardella, Giorgio Valcalda, Lorenzo Vignolo.


Cooperativa Agricola di Valleggia
Quiliano Valleggia (Sv)
Tel. +39 019880368 - 340 9385666
carlo.traman@libero.it.
Shop in via Fratelli Cervi, 2 a Quiliano (Sv) from Monday to Saturday, from 7.30 a.m. to 1230 a.m.. On Wednesday and Friday also from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The cooperative markets apricots grown by: Carlo Traman, Mauro Toso, Desirée Doljak.



Processors

Augusto Vincenzo Besio
Via Sant'Ambrogio
Savona
Tel. +39 019860507
info@besio.it

Santamaria Sas
Via Sforza Gallo, 12
Calizzano (SV)
Tel. +39 019 5284270
info@federicosantamaria.it

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Giacomo Traverso
Tel.+39 348 2292506
traverso@leriunite.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Vincenzo Ricotta
Tel.+39 335 381121
studioricotta@gmail.com


Territory

StateItaly
RegionLiguria