Round Apricot of Costigliole

Albicocca Tonda di Costigliole
Round Apricot of Costigliole


Round Apricot of Costigliole

Seal of quality

Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) – Typical Food Farming Product. The procedure has begun for PAT recognition.


The fruit of the Tonda di Costigliole variety is round and medium-sized; the skin is orange-yellow-coloured with reddish marbling; the pulp is yellow-orange-coloured and of a hard consistency. It is sweet and has an intense fragrance. This apricot represents a perfect case of environment/cultivar adaptation. In the alpine area, which presents very difficult conditions for the apricot, the Tonda grows constantly, thanks to both the high tolerance to minimum winter temperatures and the graduated and middle-, late-season bloom, which makes it less exposed to spring frost. The harvesting period is late and quite graduated: it begins around the 21 st July and continues into the first ten days of August.

The Tonda is characterised by its excellent taste characteristics, its juicy pulp and intense fragrance.

Nutritional characteristics

The ripe apricots are extremely sweet and tasty, with a rather high index of repletion. These apricots are an important source of vitamin A and potassium.

FOOD unit of measurement Kiwi
Edible part % 94
Water g 86,3
Protein g 0,4
Fat g 0,1
Carbohydrates g 6,8
Starch g 0
Soluble sugar g 6,8
Total fibre g 1,5
Energy kcal 28
Kilojoules 117
Sodium mg 1
Potassium mg 320
Iron mg 0,5
Calcium mg 16
Phosphor mg 16
Thiamine mg 0,03
Riboflavin mg 0,03
Niacin mg 0,5
Vit A ret. eq. mcg 360
Vit C mg 13
Vit E mg

Area of production

The Albicocca Tonda di Costigliole grows in the hill belt and in the nearby tablelands that go from Busca to Saluzzo with its centre in the town of Costigliole Saluzzo, from which this variety takes its name.


The introduction of the apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) dates back to remote ages. As a token of this, it was given the name in dialect “armugnan”, by which it is still called in the area, and which derives from the medieval d’OC language, indicating the botanical origin of the species.

Although still grown in this region, its growing in specialised orchards goes back to the 50s, when it was concentrated on the hills of the Saluzzo area, thanks to its characteristic micro-climate, favouring the development of the species.

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