There is not only sun and olives in Provence, but there are also good apples!
The exceptional frosts of 1956 and 1963 led the Vaucluse people to abandon vine growing in favour of apples. A quarter of French apple production comes from the PACA region. The Vaucluse, with its 4th place among French apple-producing departments, supplies about 7% of national production. The farms are generally located on the banks of the Durance and in the Cavaillon basin. This terroir, with its Mediterranean climate, mild temperatures, and strong sunshine, reveals earlier fruit with high sugar levels more easily reached than elsewhere.