The Alcobaça apple is not just a regular apple. It is actually a combination of 9 different apple varieties: Casa Nova, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Fuji, Granny smith, Jonagold, Reineta and Pink! Recognised with the Protected Geographical Indication, this outstanding fruit is also the leitmotif of a tourism route through the producers of Alcobaça apple and the rich historical heritage of Alcobaça region.
The company Somos da Terra organises Alcobaça apple tours starting in Granja de Sabores leading visitors to the orchards where this delicious Alcobaça apple is produced. These tours also include visits to the main cultural attractions of the region, a true melting pot of cultures and Arab, Christian and Roman influences.
Alcobaça apple is picked from August to November and produced in a sustainable and environmental-friendly way. The micro-climate of Alcobaça plays a major role in terms of the uniqueness of taste and crunchiness.