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.

Tomato Adora – IGP La Cañada


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