LA MELA ROSA (PINK APPLE) – SLOW FOOD PRESIDIUM
La Mela Rosa (Pink Apple) is a traditional variety of apple grown across all the mountain foothills of central Italy.
The most widespread and traditional habitat is located in the foothills of the Monti Sibillini.
The high resistance to diseases and insects of ‘La Mela Rosa’ is due to this particular location, the local environment and climate as well as the genetic characteristics.
The peculiar climatic conditions of the Monti Sibillini area, primarily the daily and seasonal
ranges of temperature, impact positively on the organic characteristics of the fruit, making it unique and totally different to the fruit grown on the lower plains.
For more than ten years ‘La Mela Rosa’ has been a ‘Slow food Presidium’