Clementina del Golfo di Taranto
Place of Origin
Golfo di Taranto (Taranto)
The Clementina of the Golfo, a cross between an orange and a tangerine, was created in the early 20th century by the priest Pierre Clement, hence the name, and spread throughout Italy during the mid century. Although others think that the clementine was first produced in Asia, and thus of older origin.
The production area of these clementines includes the territories of the towns of Palagiano, Massafra, Ginosa, Castellaneta, Palagianello and Statte.
It has a slightly flattened shape, with a orange wrinkled peel, a juicy orange pulp with few seeds. It has a sweet and aromatic flavour and an intense and persistent aroma.
The production area of this clementine, the Gulf of Taranto, is warm, sunny and with low humidity. It is a unique environment that gives the product excellent quality characteristics.
The tree of clementines blooms slowly and is very sensitive to temperature changes. The fruit is picked by hand with use of scissors.
This clementine can be eaten as it is or it can be used for the preparation of sorbets, liqueurs, syrups, juices and jams.
In December the town of Palagiano organizes a two weeks festival called "Sagra del Clementino".