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The Trebon Carp

The Trebon carp is a traditional, natural product of the Trebon Region. Cozy restaurants in Trebon offer a variety of carp specialties. And if you toss a fish-line and hook into one of the Trebon fishponds, you will most likely catch a carp. If you visit the Czech Republic in the weeks before Christmas, you will see stalls selling Trebon carp in nearly every Czech town. The popularity and quality of the Trebon carp has even been endorsed by the European Union.

The Trebon carp protected by the EU

As the traditional product of the Trebon’s fish farming, the Trebon carp (Třeboňský kapr) was classified in the EU register as a Protected Geographical Indication in 2007. The famous quality of the Trebon carp given the European seal of approval. This endorsement status provides additional promotion of the Trebon carp, not only in the Czech Republic, but also on the European market.

The farming of Trebon carp

The carp is a traditional, natural product of the South Bohemia. It has been bred in the fishponds of the Trebon Basin for centuries, using the same time-tested, ecologically sustainable methods of care. The local fishponds are supplied with fresh water through a unique artificial canal – The Colden Canal- in the river valley of the Luznice. The nourishment of the Trebon carp is based on natural food sources in ponds in combination with supplemental grains. All these unique conditions influence the specific quality of the Trebon carp.

The characteristics of the Trebon Carp

The meat of the Trebon Carp is distinguished by high quality, a light, buttery taste and low fat content. The unique taste is the result of long-term breeding in high-quality water and the specific natural environment of the Trebon Basin. The Trebon carp grows up to about 1m in length and can weigh as much as 20 kg. The optimal weight for consumption is 1.2 – 1.8 kg at three years old or 2.4 – 3.2 kg at four years.

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