IGP

The Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) of tomato La Cañada, is the only PGI for tomato that exists in Spain, which makes it a seal of guarantee for production.

Among its special traits is being produced in the vicinity of the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Níjar, an enclave prized as unique in the world for its sensory and environmental characteristics.

The tomato La Cañada is the result of a traditional way of growing since the early 1960s when farmers have cultivated this tomato in the area from Vega de Almería to the Llanos de la Cañada and Níjar.

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Tomato Adora – IGP La Cañada

Peculiarities

The Protected Geographical Indication “Tomato La Cañada” offers a series of guarantees to the consumer:

  • Food Safety, using traceability as a fundamental tool, as well as the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system.
  • Product certification (UNE 155.102:2001 in connection with GlobalGAP and/or Organic Production and/or Integrated Production).
  • Healthy properties of the product (high in lycopene and vitamin C).
  • Production and marketing from within the geographical area.
  • Extra and First categories.
  • Fixed production schedule.
  • Traders with quality management systems implemented and certified according to the UNE EN ISO 9001:2000.
  • Cultivation of specific varieties.
  • Specific taste and smell characterization.
  • Physical characteristics – chemicals linked to the geographical environment through climate, water and salty soils.
  • High content of mineral salts: potassium, phosphorus, calcium
  • Local cultural techniques for production and handling.

More information

Información del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

Información del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente