It is a mark attributed by the European Union to those agricultural or food products whose qualitative characteristics depend strictly on the geographical area in which the entire production process takes place. According to European rules (Regulation 1151/2012) the P.D.O. offers guarantees regarding the origin, origin of raw materials, localization and the traditionality of the production process.
The geographical environment encompasses both natural factors (climate, environmental characteristics), and human factors (production techniques handed down over time, craftsmanship, know-how) that, combined, allow to obtain an inimitable product outside a certain production area.
The apples of the Golden Delicious, Renetta Canada and Red Delicious varieties produced in Val di Non, Trentino, according to a specific discipline, received P.D.O. recognition in 2003 (reg. EU 1665/2003).
P.G.I. is an acronym for Protected Geographical Indication and is the mark of origin attributed by the European Union to those agricultural and food products for which a certain quality, reputation or other characteristics depend on geographical origin.
More precisely, according to Regulation 1151, The P.G.I. is a certification that is attributed to those agricultural and food products for which a certain quality, reputation or other characteristic depends on geographical origin, and whose production, processing and/or processing takes place in a given geographical area.
The P.G.I., in practice, gives greater importance to how a product is made, rather than to the place of origin. Thirteen varieties of apples produced in South Tyrol obtained in 2005 (reg. 1855/2005) P.G.I. Recognition