Mountains, valleys and plains of Cuneo offer a considerable amount of fruit, vegetables and fruit that, thanks to festivals and events, are increasingly valued and appreciated in Italy and abroad.
Actinidia di Cuneo
Cuneo Actinidia is produced in the homonymous province and it is commonly known as kiwi. Although it originates from New Zealand, it has found in this area of Piedmont an area of choice and for over thirty years it has been particularly appreciated by the market.
Albicocca Tonda di Costiglione
The Round Apricot of Costiglione is produced in Costiglione Saluzzo, from which it takes its name, and it stands out for its excellent taste characteristics, the juiciness of its pulp and its intense aroma.
The production area of Castagna Cuneo I.G.P. includes the mountain and valley floor municipalities of all the valleys of Cuneo, from Po Valley to Tanaro Valley. The chestnut, an ancient staple food for mountain people, is still sold today for a variety of preparations using the fresh, dried and ground seed.
Fragola di Peveragno
This strawberry is produced mainly in the area of Peveragno with a traditional cultivation technique on land being mostly organic.
Mela Rossa di Cuneo
Red apple of Cuneo is characterized by an overcoloration of the peel and by a particularly bright and brilliant shade. It is the fruit of cultivars belonging to varietal groups such as Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji and Braeburn.
The Madernassa pear is produced in the province of Cuneo, in particular in the areas of Alba, Roero and Grana Valley. It is characterized by its aroma, crispy texture and sweet, slightly tannic flavor.
The varieties of peaches cultivated in the province of Cuneo are many, with a prevalence of those with glabrous skin and yellow flesh. Typical are those cultivated in the areas between Saluzzo and Cuneo and in the Roero area, specifically in Canale.
Ramassin del Saluzzese
Ramassin, a typical plum, is cultivated in the Saluzzo area and in the Bronda Valley, where the consortium "Ramassin del Monviso - Valle Bronda" has recently been established. The characteristic of the blue-purple fruit is that once ripe it tends to fall to the ground.
Susina Santa Clara del Saluzzese
The entire Saluzzo territory is involved in the cultivation of the Santa Clara del Saluzzese plum. In particular, the cultivation is concentrated in the hill and valley floor areas around Saluzzo.
Carote di San Rocco Castagnaretta
The environment where San Rocco Castagnaretta carrots are grown is located in the foothills south of the city of Cuneo and especially in San Rocco Castagnaretta, from where they take their name. The main characteristic of these carrots is the simple processing method they undergo.
Patata della Bisalta
The potato is grown in the area at the foot of the Bisalta mountain, in the Gesso, Vermenagna and Pesio valleys, with its epicenter in the municipality of Boves. Here, in fact, the loose soils and the cool and rainy climate meet the needs of the plant and contribute to a regular cycle of cultivation and growth of the tubers.
Peperone di Cuneo
The peculiar characteristics of the Cuneo bell pepper are the shape and thickness of the pulp that is firm, fleshy, crunchy and consistent, and its cultivation takes place throughout the province of Cuneo.
Pomodoro piatto di Bernezzo
The production area of this tomato is the Municipality of Bernezzo. The tomato's wholesome goodness lies in its highly aromatic flavor and sweet, fragrant and tasty pulp, making it suitable for both fresh consumption and the production of preserves (thanks to its high dry matter content).
Porro di Cervere
Cervere soil, where this vegetable is grown has particular characteristics and is made up of silt, fine sand and limestone. Thanks to these characteristics, the leek has a sweet taste that is pleasing to the taste and easier to digest.
Rapa di Caprauna
The Caprauna turnip comes from the municipality of Caprauna and from High Tanaro Valley. There are two types: the yellow one, sweeter and more valuable, and the white one, less tasty.
The bean is mainly cultivated in the valley bottom and in the flat area close to the alpine chain. The cultivation of the 'Bianco di Bagnasco' variety is concentrated in High Tanaro Valley and that of the 'Bianco di Spagna' in the hilly areas of Alta Langa.
The production area is the Langa, in particular Alta Langa where it is the main crop. The Piedmont Hazelnut PGI is particularly appreciated by the confectionery industry for its quality parameters such as the spheroidal shape of the seed and excellent taste and aroma after roasting: for these reasons the Piedmont Hazelnut is universally known as the best in the world.