Armamar, Mountain Apple Capital

Armamar
Description

The landscape on the South side of the municipality is marked by extensive apple orchards that give a single contrast to this area, near the Douro. The schist soil that dominates on the North is substituted by the granite. The vineyards are also replaced by extensive plantations, but now what you see are apple orchards that reach great beauty at the time of flowering and a mix of aromas, when the fruit is ripe.

The municipality of Armamar is one of the greatest national producers of apples and this is one of the most important sources of income. The quality of the apples of Armamar is recognized nationally and its influence on the region's economy is relevant.

The climate and the soil combine in perfection to grow trees of various qualities. With about 1 400 ha of planted area, an average of 50 tons of apples are picked each year. The fruit production is the reason why the municipality is known as the Mountain Apple Capital.

Everywhere you can see standard storehouses: cold storage rooms where the quality of tons of apples is preserved, until they are sent to the markets.

This circuit also allows a visit to some monuments of reference in Armamar and the encounter with its hospitable people, who still live from the land and what it can offer them.

Location: Armamar
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