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Pepper from Herbón

The PDO Pemento de Herbón covers peppers from Capsicum Annuum L species of the local ecotype of the variety Padron, from the registered plots on its register. 

The fruit is harvested green in early unripe state, for marketing it fresh. It must have an elongated shape, with three or four chambers at the apex, a diameter of between 1.5 and 2 cm, It must be green, with slightly clear skin both smooth and shiny. The intermediate wall is thin, has an aroma of moderate intensity, sweet taste and can be slightly spicy.

The area of production and packaging of peppers covered by the PDO Pemento Herbón includes the municipalities of Padrón, Dodro and Rois, province of A Coruña; Pontecesures and Valga, in the province of Pontevedra.

Technical data (2014)
  • Producers: 41
  • Packers 8
  • Registered area: 31,3 hectares
  • Production: 88.4 tons
  • Economic value: 256,000 euros.