Tarn-et-Garonne is considered as”most beautiful orchard in the South-West”.
A fruit-growing department where wine-growing is everywhere, with six appellations including 4 PDO (protected designation of origin) including the AOP Fronton, a vineyard straddling the Haute-Garonne and the Tarn-et-Garonne. The Chasselas de Moissac grape, one of the department’s flagship products, also benefits from an PDO and allows the production of numerous wine products.
Garlic is also grown in the area, which is far from being anecdotal, particularly the white garlic of Lomagne (PGI), which accounts for about 11% of national production.
Crossed by three major rivers (Garonne, Tarn and Aveyron), as well as numerous tributaries (Barguelonne, Séoune, Gimone), not forgetting the famous Garonne canal, the department enjoys a soft climate that is ideal for farming.
Tarn-et-Garonne remains an agricultural department with a predominance of arboriculture. The department produces 80% of the fruit in Occitania and is the fourth largest French department for fruit trees. Of the 300,000 tonnes of fruit produced, apples account for the lion’s share with more than 2/3 of the department’s fruit production.