General Roca City
The Río Negro and Neuquén Valley is one of the
regions in the world that produces the most delicious, juicy, and big apples. Thousands of farms cover the valley, which is irrigated by the water
of the Neuquén, Limay and Negro rivers and hundreds of channels.
This area is rich in oil, gas and hydroelectric production but there is no doubt that the importance of this valley is mainly
due to its fruit production, specially apples and pears, covering national demand and is also directed to foreign markets through
the Port of San Antonio Este. Until 1930, when the farm irrigation system was completed, the predominant crop was alfalfa for
trading in cattle raising areas. The area under irrigation covers today close to 70,000 hectares. Thanks to this activity, it is
possible to visit packing plants as well as related industries like the elaboration of cider, juices, champagnes and wines designated
"Wines of the cold zone". Many tourists use this zone as a corridor towards the Andean region.