The confluence of Chasselas Grape and orchards in figures.
With its alluvial soil and plentiful water, apple growing is prominent. In certain areas, underground rivers feed the apple orchards.
Vines require less rich or acidic soil to produce quality grapes.
4 official signs of quality:
- AOP Chasselas de Moissac
- Label Rouge golden greengages
- IGP Quercy melon
- IGP white garlic from Lomagne
- 1st department for apple production
- 1st department for table plums
- 1st department for garlic
- 1st department for kiwi
- 2nd department for hazelnuts
- 2nd department for table grapes
- 600,000 tons of fruit produced in the region
- 500,000 tons of fruit produced in Tarn-et-Garonne of which 350,000 tons produced in Moissac.
- Apples : 5,000 hectares / 250,000 tons
- Table plums : 2,400 ha / 30,000 tons
- Table grapes : 1,100 ha / 11,000 tons
- Melon : 37,000 tons
- Hazelnuts : 460 ha / 1,500 tons
- Garlic : 2,500 tons
- Cherries : 500 hs / 2,500 tons
- Peaches & Apricots : 220 hs / 600 tons
The richness and diversity of our land allows mixed cropping in orchards as well as cereals on the edge of the Garonne and bordering the Gimone river.
We even have truffle oaks!