Pera dell'Emilia Romagna (Emilia Romagna pear)

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Pera dell'Emilia Romagna

IGP Pera dell'Emilia Romagna is a pear grown in a large area in northern Italy, stretching from the Adriatic Sea coast inland to the east of the city of Parma.

The coastal parts of this region are characterised by a mild, humid climate, while the area around the city of Modena has a temperate climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. These conditions are suitable for the cultivation of pear trees.

The IGP Emilia Romagna pear covers fruit of the following varieties: Abate Fetel, Cascade, Conference, Decana del Comizio, Kaiser, Max Red Bartlett, Passa Crassana and Williams.

All steps of the production process have to take place within the designated area. The planting density is limited to 3 000 trees per hectare and the maximum allowed production is 4.5 tons per hectare.

It is believed that pear trees have been cultivated in this area since the 1300's. In fact, these parts of the country are considered to be the first to start growing pears.

Reference: Eat Globe