IGP Apples of Valtellina
In Lombardy, apples are grown in the province of Sondrio. Valtellina apples, rich in vitamins with a unique fragrance, are highly appreciated by consumers in search of wholesome foods. Local farmers, well versed on the benefits of the latest farming technologies, have invested in modern production plants. Furthermore, an increasing number of growers are complying with production regulations that limit the use of chemical products and reduce treatments to the minimum.The result is a healthy and tasty fruit, preserved in a natural way and guaranteed by the IGP guarantee (Protected Geographical Indication); a recognition granted by the European Union on 1 March 2010. The most important apples grown in Valtellina are Golden Delicious and Stark Delicious, esteemed varieties that have excellent organoleptic properties and a long storage life, even more enhanced in mountain areas. Other apple varieties grown in Valtellina include the Gala, Morgenduft and Fuji.