Aktinidio Sperchiou Ακτινίδιο Σπερχειού (Sperchiou kiwi fruit)
Geographical area: The administrative boundaries of the Sperhtiou river valley of the Fthiotida prefecture.
Evidence: The product originates exclusively from kiwi fruit stock grown in the defined geographical zone.
Method of production: Cropping is by hand and is carried out in two stages. Those fruits that are ripe and well-formed are harvested first and the remainder fruits are left to a second harvesting stage.
Link: The product is derived from varieties of kiwi fruit stock grown traditionally in the area and originates only from the defined geographical zone.
Gastronomy: POP/ΠΟΠ Aktinidio Sperchiou Ακτινίδιο Σπερχειού should be kept in a cool and dry place, it can be frozen and dried. The entire fruit is edible, with the exception of the skin, which is easily removed. The ripe fruit can be eaten whole or in fruit salad; it is furthermore used for the preparation of excellent jams and jellies.
Reference: The European Commission