Uva da tavola di Canicattì (Canicattì table grape)
Territory of the communes in the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta
HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF THE PRODUCT:
The introduction of the "Italia" table grape dates from the first half of the 20th century, while the tradition of cultivation of this crop has been rooted in the area for centuries.
METHOD OF PRODUCTION:
The vines are trained using the single arbour and/or double arbour system. Harvesting goes on until the following year. Average yield per hectare is 25 000 kg.
LINK WITH THE GEOGRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT:
The suitability and typical nature of the geographical zone being registered are defined by a series of pedological, climatic and cultural factors which determine the typical characteristics of the product. Of fundamental importance is the use of specialized techniques to allow harvesting of the product over a long period, with maintenance of its organoleptic characteristics, in the presence of a distinctly Mediterranean climate which affects the performance of the local crops. The maximum altitude is 550 metres. The zone is cool and airy. The soils are brown and calcareous. The grapes are famous for their characteristic quality. About 60% are marketed in Italy and about 40% in other Member States and in third countries.
Reference: The European Commission