In the orchard, supervision and control of provisions
THE LIMOUSIN SOIL: A SOIL FAVOURABLE TO THE PRODUCTION OF A GOLDEN DELICIOUS OF SUPERIOR GUSTATORY QUALITY
• Soil: light and deep, composed of gneiss and mica schist with 15% retained clay; results in the absence of irrigation
• Altitude: the orchards are planted on domes of between 350 and 450 metres altitude.
• Temperature: often reaching frost in spring, the tree suffers which produces better fruit at harvest. Similarly, considerable differences in temperature between night and day encourage the apples to go pink.
This soil produces a flavour that is typical to the Limousin golden delicious; the forthcoming securing of the controlled appellation of origin (AOC) will make its specific character official.
THE PERLIM ORCHARD: YOUNG AND LOCATED AT HIGH ALTITUDE