Pêssego da Cova da Beira (Cova da Beira peach)
All the parishes of Fundão, Covilhã, Manteigas and Belmonte.
Grown in the region, it is recognised nationally and internationally as a peach with particular characteristics provided by the edaphological-climatic conditions of Cova da Beira.
Method of production
From the peach-trees of the regional varieties Dixired, Red Top, J.H. Hale, Merril Franciscan Black, Rubidoux, Carnival and Halloween in semi-sloping soils of granite origin which are deep and well drained.
The organoleptic characteristics of the peach reflect the climatic conditions in the valley and semi-sloping areas, in particular of the river Zêzere.
IGP Pêssego da Cova da Beira peaches are perishable and must be stored at a temperature of 2°C to 4°C. They are normally eaten fresh but are also an excellent ingredient in delicious desserts, fruit juices, jams, liqueurs and yoghurts.
Reference: The European Commission