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DOS Sicilia Fruit and vegetables supply chain


Consortium for the Protection of Pachino Tomatoes PGI

The Consorzio di Tutela del Pomodoro di Pachino IGP is a non-profit organization recognized by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies with the mission of protecting the reputation on the markets
authentic Pachino tomato and defend it from countless commercial counterfeiting attempts, by means of appropriate legal actions, on a national scale and beyond.

It operates within the supply chain to guarantee an increasingly higher quality production of our product, starting from the control over our members and applying the Production Regulations.

It also works for the enhancement and promotion of our product according to the territory in which it is born, to disseminate the close link that exists between the organoleptic qualities.

We protect the product, who produces it and who consumes it.

We disclose its cultural, food and organoleptic characteristics; we promote the
close relationship that binds it to the production area.

We guarantee that the product bearing the quality mark has a certain geographical origin.

We take care of its traceability, and we work to ensure that our members adopt precise quality criteria in phase
of production. We carry out market surveillance to limit and combat illegal uses of the name "Pachino tomato" or the quality mark, which cause confusion and commercial damage to the protected product.

Consortium for the Protection of Pachino Tomatoes IGP 

Via Milano, snc - Pachino (SR)
Tel: +39 0931 595106

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Product data sheet 

Pomodoro di Pachino PGI is a vegetable of the Lycopersicum escluletum Miller species, which is divided into four types: Tondo Liscio (cluster or single fruit), Costoluto, Plum and Miniplum, Cherry (or Ciliegino).

The production area of Pomodoro di Pachino PGI falls within the municipalities of Pachino, Portopalo di Capo Passero, Noto and Ispica, in the provinces of Syracuse and Ragusa, in the Sicily region.
Tomato cultivation takes place in a protected environment, in greenhouses and / or covered tunnels. During the summer it is also possible to use anti-insect nets. The transplant is performed in the period August-February, with the exception of the Cherry and Plum and Miniplum types for which it can be carried out all year round. The training system is vertical; green pruning and, as needed, also topping are carried out. Irrigation is carried out using groundwater from wells located in the production area. Harvesting is manual, usually every 3-4 days.

Tondo Liscio Pachino Pomodoro di Pachino PGI in bunches is made up of bright red round berries while in the single fruit one the berries are green in color tending to dark green; the taste is very marked. The Costoluto type has large fruits, of an intense and brilliant dark green color, which turns red during ripening. The pulp is firm and is characterized by a high sugar content. The Plum and Miniplum types are distinguished by their more or less elongated shape, and their particularly sweet taste and flavor. The Ciliegino type is characterized by its cherry-like appearance on a herringbone cluster, with round, small fruits with a very bright color.

One of the peculiarities of Pomodoro di Pachino PGI is its conservation period which exceeds that of other varieties of tomatoes. To best savor its characteristic sweetish flavor, it is ideal to consume it raw. However, it can also be used in cooking to season, enhance and decorate Mediterranean dishes. Fresh is an excellent ingredient in mixed salads, cold pasta and to flavor soups and pasta dishes. It is perfect on pizza. Ancient Sicilian traditions foresee the drying of the tomato and its conservation in extra virgin olive oil. In this way it is used in appetizers and on canapés, in pates, in combination with boiled meats and for the preparation of sandwiches and sandwiches.

The pedoclimatic conditions of the production area, characterized by high temperatures, extensive global radiation, soil texture and irrigation water quality, give the Pomodoro di Pachino PGI its distinctive organoleptic characteristics, including sweet taste, consistency and crunchiness. of the pulp, the brightness of the fruit, as well as the shelf life.

Complete product sheet available on the official website ofQualivita Foundation

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