Almond of Toritto
Place of Origin
The Almond of Toritto is a typical Apulian product listed as a Traditional Agricultural Food Product (PAT) of Puglia. Its name comes from the town in which it is produced, located on the Murgia hills, on the border between Pre-Murgia and Alta Murgia.
Here, there are various types of this almonds that have taken the names of different manufacturers and citizens of Toritto like "Antonio De Vito", the "Filippo Cea" and "Genco".
The Almond of Toritto has a high oil content and polyunsaturated fatty acids, low acidity and an intense and balanced flavour.
The almond of Toritto is a robust tree that grows well even on shallow soils. It does not need fertilizers or special treatments.
This variety, almost entirely coming from the fruits of the native cultivar "Filippo Cea", is grown in the Alta Murgia National Park, a protected area of Puglia.
Harvesting starts in August and lasts until the end of October.
Like all almonds, these can be enjoyed on their own. They are also excellent for the preparation of desserts such as Pasta Reale and cakes.