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How to recognize a picota from the Jerte Valley?
How to recognize a picota from the Jerte Valley

Originally from the Jerte Valley, north of Extremadura (Spain), the Picota is a fruit which has been traditionally cultivated since the 17th century among mountains over 200 meters high, in fertile lands, irrigated by streams of crystal clear waters and breathing pure air.

Each year, in keeping with tradition, these Picotas are picked one by one by hand and with chestnut baskets, for future packaging and distribution to the final consumer throughout Europe.

How to recognize a picota from the Jerte Valley

Unlike conventional cherries, the European Jerte Valley Picota is characterized by being the only one that comes off the pendulum naturally. In addition, this fruit has a superior quality, a crunchy texture and a unique sweetness. Moreover, Picotas have a longer shelf life (more than two weeks in the cold) although they are smaller than the other cherries.

Being certified according to the PDO denomination, they are always accompanied by their logo so that they can be distinguished from fakes or cherries that have been manually trimmed.

Information source: https://cerezadeljerte.org/la-picota-del-jerte/