The name Colline Veronesi e Durone di Cazzano refers to the sweet cherries belonging to the species “Prunus avium”: mora di Cazzano (synonym of “Mora di Verona” or “Durone di Verona”), Mora dalla punta, durone nostrano (“Duron”), Giorgia, Ferrovia.
The area concerned with the production is: Tregnago, Illasi, Colognola ai Colli, Cazzano di Tramigna.
Since the 1st and 2nd century BC, cherries with soft pulp, and hard pulp, marasche and black cherries were grown in Val d’Alpone, producing fruits that are not only spherical, but also heart-shaped or slightly elongated spheres, with a colour ranging from pale yellow to red almost black of the “Durone nero di Montecchia”.
The most common cultivars are: Mora di Cazzano or Mora di Verona, Mora dalla Punta, Moreau, Burlat, Adriana, Giorgia, Ferrovia, Van, Lapins and the Sweet Heart. The particularity of the product is determined by the type of basalt soil, whose salts favour greater hardness and organoleptic qualities.
The areas concerned with the production are: Monteforte d’Alpone, Roncà, Soave, Montecchia di Crosara, San Giovanni Ilarione, Vestenanova.