‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi' walnuts from Türkiye: application for registration of a PDO

1 MARCH 2023

On 22 February an application was published in the Official Journal of the European Union for a PDO for the ‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi' from Turkey. The application states that the defined geographical area  for Çağlayancerit Cevizi is the area around Çağlayancerit Central District.

According to the application, Çağlayancerit Cevizi is a walnut in medium size, 16 gr / piece, and its fullness is around 99 %. The ratio of its kernel weight to fruit weight is in the range of 53-54 %. Walnut width is approximately 33-35 mm, walnut length is between 40-44 mm and the shell thickness is 1-1,10 mm. The shell is easily broken and the walnut kernel can be easily removed as a whole. It is sold in dried form with or without shell.

Çaglayancerit Cevizi is full-bodied with bright crust, has a symmetrical oval shape, light yellow and medium crunch kernel, and medium thickness pellicle. The taste is very low bitterness, medium sweetness, and strong oily aroma.

This publication confers the right to oppose the application pursuant to Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council within three months from the date of the publication

There are a number walnut products with PDO status, namely Noix du Périgord and Noix de Grenoble from France, and Nuez de Pedroso from Spain. Other nut products from Türkiye with geographical indication are Giresun Tombul Fındığı hazelnuts and Aydın Kestanesi chestnuts.

More information: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.C_.2023.065.01.0012.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AC%3A2023%3A065%3ATOC

Contact: Lebo Mofolo, lmofolo@frucom.eu