Emilia Romagna and Piedmont

CULTIVATIONS OF CONTROLLED ORIGIN

Peach farming developed in Emilia Romagna a long while before the rest of Italy: the earliest historical data go back to the beginning of the third century. The area in which they are grown extends over a large number of towns in the province of Bologna, Forlì, Ferrara and Ravenna. 


The peach has a juicy and fragrant flesh and a velvety skin. peaches grow in the Pre-Alps, at an altitude of about 500 metres. The peach tree originally comes from China where it was considered a symbol of immortality. This fruit reached Rome in the first century A.C. thanks to Alexander the Great. Peaches have a juicy and fragrant flesh and a velvety skin.



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