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Company

Farm

We are a farm that produces and sells oranges with commitment to the Italian and European market. Our flagship product is the orange red pulp: the tarot and its varieties, along with orange­fleshed white, newhall.
Our citrus groves stretch in an area of fertile Plain of Catania. This is an area of excellence for the production of red orange, guaranteed by the mark of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The excellence of our oranges pushes us to maintain very high standards in the processing, which we follow in the establishment of Palagonia (CT).

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The company certified quality

Our company to ensure very high standards in the production is certified under GLOBAL GAP (disciplinary fertilization treatments and crop protection products) and uses integrated pest management as a system of cultivation, limiting the use of pesticides.

 

THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

 

Our manufacturing process combines the functionality of the automation watchful eye of our employees who follow the various stages. From the collection area, the oranges are quickly conveyed into our system. Only the best, after processing, are intended for packing and shipping. The packaging is done with the use of containers of various sizes and materials: cardboard flappes, plastic baskets, boxes made of plywood.

The last phase, the logistics, occurs rapidly. The boxes of oranges are delivered within 24 hours to our customers and Italian in 48 hours at our European customers.

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Processing

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Selection

We follow with attention and professionalism,

the entire supply chain,
from a cultivation made in respect of the environment and paying particular attention to the cultivation of “integrated pest management”.

Packaging

Our oranges are protected by paper and come with stickers identifying with our own brand.

Are packaged with care in custom boxes of various sizes and materials to meet the needs of each client.

Calibration

After the first washing stage follows that of the calibration with the sorting on the basis of size.

This time the production process is particularly important to ensure maximum compliance with the criteria of uniformity and quality.

Treatment

We submit our citrus scrupulous and accurate processes of washing, waxing, drying, selection and calibration.

These procedures have the dual purpose of cleaning the fruit and also to make them presentable and attractive to our customers.

Logistics

We value the fact that our oranges are to reach the final customer as soon as possible and that they can travel as safely as possible, so that the quality and freshness are not thereby altered. Deliveries are made by truck­fridge that within 24 hours of reaching the major markets in 48 h and Italian and foreign.

We bring the sun of Sicily on all the tables that they want!

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Products

Tarocco Comune

This type of orange has a juicy red pulp highly pigmented, with a typical sweet and sour flavor and seedless; the peel has an average thickness and is reddish in color. Ripening begins in mid-December and the production lasts until May. The tarot has common characteristics of strength and qualities that make it popular all over Europe.

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Tarocco Gallo

It ‘an orange fine quality and high caliber, which is characterized by thin skin and for optimal juice yield and which can be rightly regarded as the ruler of the tarot for its sought and appreciated organoleptic qualities. Rich “anthocyanins”, antioxidants useful for the prevention of certain diseases.

Moro

Orange of average size and shape tends to be oval.

It has a skin with shades of red and the flesh is seedless, dark red, growing in

intensity as it completes maturation. The juice yield is high and slightly sour taste.

Production from March to May and is suitable for both squeezed and juices.

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Nucellare

This orange looks caliber medium­large and with a pronounced spherical shape. The production period is from December to February. It’s easy to peel a fruit for the large thickness of the peel which is a nice reddish color which increases with maturation.

The flesh is tender, devoid of seeds, fragrant, and with deep­red streaks. This fruit is particularly suitable both for consumption at the table both for the production of juices.

Newhall

This type of orange has a vesting period that runs from November to March and includes features that make it very suitable both for consumption at the table for working in the industry.

It belongs to the category of white­fleshed oranges, so Newhall is particularly rich of vitamin C. The fruit is of medium size with a thin skin and is sold with the very leaf.

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Sanguinello

This is an orange with compact peel and intense red­veined­which has a production period from March to May. The fruits are of medium size, elongated or spherical in shape.

The pulp, seedless or nearly so, is bright orange with numerous reddish streaks of high intensity, it is very juicy and of excellent flavor with a slightly sour aftertaste.

Contacts

HEADQUARTERS

Azienda Agricola Vincenzo Toro, via Marco Polo, 6
95046 Palagonia (CT)
tel / fax +39 095 795 2315
mobile +39 338 6757756
Italy

SECONDARY OFFICE

Viale Fulvio Testi, 198
20092 Cinisello Balsamo (MI)
tel +39 02 242 1508
Italy