The PDO Pemento
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
area: 31,3 hectares
value: 256,000 euros.