L’HORTA DE VALÈNCIA
L’Horta de València is the set of orchards irrigated by ditches from the Turia River. Of Roman origin, it was under Muslim rule (8th-13th centuries) when its great development took place: new crops and working techniques were introduced and the irrigation system was put into operation.
It includes a radius of 10-15km that surrounds the city of Valencia; an area of 10,500 hectares divided into two regions: l’Horta Nord, north of the Turia River, and l’Horta Sud, south of it, including the city of Valencia.
L’Horta Nord, where we are now, covers 22 municipalities and some districts of València. Historically, its traditional activity has been agriculture, with a predominance of orange and vegetable crops, such as potatoes, tomatoes, onions and tiger nuts.