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THE FARMS

Ancient know-how, great flavour

Producing this all made in Reggio Emilia excellence are 14 farms in the area, a small and very cohesive group.

A.P.A.R. Affiliates (Associazione Produttori Anguria Reggiana) make the association the place to exchange ideas, share research, help each other in their daily activities, with the aim of maintaining the very highest quality standards.

Anguria Reggiana watermelon growers for generations, who strive to keep ancient knowledge alive. Like the figure of the “spicador” (the detacher) who, by observing the plant, the colour of the rind and tapping the watermelons with his billhook, gives his approval to the harvest, only once the fruit has reached the right point of ripening.

Ethics, tradition and links with the local area are the values which all producers share.

The growing methods, refined thanks to centuries of experience and integrated with the right amount of innovation, follow these values. To which is added respect for the land with sustainable cultivation methods.

Integrated pest control, crop rotation, organic fertilisation, pollination with bees, water saving and the use of useful insects are among the fundamental principles of the production of Anguria Reggiana PGI watermelon.

To find out more about each farm and their farm outlets, see the sheets below

THE FARMS

Ancient know-how, great flavour

Producing this all made in Reggio Emilia excellence are 14 farms in the area, a small and very cohesive group.

A.P.A.R. Affiliates (Associazione Produttori Anguria Reggiana) make the association the place to exchange ideas, share research, help each other in their daily activities, with the aim of maintaining the very highest quality standards.

Anguria Reggiana watermelon growers for generations, who strive to keep ancient knowledge alive. Like the figure of the “spicador” (the detacher) who, by observing the plant, the colour of the rind and tapping the watermelons with his billhook, gives his approval to the harvest, only once the fruit has reached the right point of ripening.

Ethics, tradition and links with the local area are the values which all producers share.

The growing methods, refined thanks to centuries of experience and integrated with the right amount of innovation, follow these values. To which is added respect for the land with sustainable cultivation methods.

Integrated pest control, crop rotation, organic fertilisation, pollination with bees, water saving and the use of useful insects are among the fundamental principles of the production of Anguria Reggiana PGI watermelon.

To find out more about each farm and their farm outlets, see the sheets below

DISTRIBUTION

If you would like the chance to have a chat with those who grow this wonderful fruit you can buy it at the shops or kiosks of the producers, to get a taste, along with the fruit, of the ancient wisdom of the growers.

You can also find Anguria Reggiana PGI Watermelon at the Anguria Reggiana Watermelon retail circuit. Specialized shops which, throughout the season, supply this excellence to consumers, thanks to a collaboration project involving the A.P.A.R. and Confesercenti Reggio Emilia aimed at enhancing this local PGI.

PRODUCERS PROFILE