Official Journal: ‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi' walnuts from Türkiye granted protected designation of origin

20 JUNE 2023

On 13 June, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1151 of 6 June 2023 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi’ (PDO)) was published in the Official Journal of the EU.

This follows Türkiye’s application to register the name ‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi’, which was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 22 February 2023 (

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. It 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.

The name ‘Çağlayancerit Cevizi’ (PDO) is hereby entered in the register as no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission.

The Regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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