Pere Ucciardona - "Pira Ucciarduna"
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Pere Ucciardona - "Pira Ucciarduna"


Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)

Typology PAT : Vegetable products in their natural state or processed

Production area

Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)

Area of ​​production: Etna area - Altitude from 600 to 1800 meters. above sea level

Brief description of the product: Pyriform fruit broad at the base and broad towards the apex. Large peduncle, sturdy wood inserted eccentrically. Irregular, lumpy surface of the fruit, dark yellow skin when ripe with rusty spots, yellowish, juicy and aromatic dark yellow pulp.

Large size (250-350 gr.)

Description of the processing, conservation and maturing methods: The fruit is harvested not fully ripe in late October. Ripening (in the fruit cellar) takes place by November.

They keep until March.

Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: In the warehouse, calibration is carried out (manually) and placed in single-layer wooden crates.

Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms:  In stock (now also in


refrigerators). The warehouses consist of uncooked rural buildings with blocks of lava stone of different shapes placed with craftsmanship, the walls are not plastered. Sometimes without paving or paved in stone or pavement. Wooden roof with Sicilian tile cover.

Elements proving that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: Annals of the Royal Experimental Station of fruit and citrus growing. Acireale-Volume XVI - year 1941.

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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