Pommes et poires de Savoie (Savoy apples and pears)
Geographical area: Savoie and Haute-Savoie and municipalities of Seyssel, Flaxieu, Corbonod, Vongnes and Ceyzerieu in Ain.
Production method: Appropriate conditions to ensure typical character of fruit from Savoie: choice of soils, varieties, grass orchards, methods of cultivation adapted to mountainous areas, selection of best date for picking. Identification of fruits.
Link: The link with geographical origin is based on:
(i) qualities resulting from production in mountainous climatic conditions (taste, long life)
(ii) reputation for quality built up since the end of the 19th century.
Reference: The European Commission