Fruit production reflects a mark of national recognition: PGI. The symbol Protected Geographical Identification, is a protocol that represents a certification on the spatial characteristics of the product: The Pera.
The crop "pear", is grown mainly in temperate zones, with fertile soils, soft, well-drained. Does not like acid soil, moist or very chalky.
Approaching the ordinary nomenclature should highlight the botanical classification:
- Family: Rosaceae
- Section: Pomoideae
- Genus: Pirus
- Species: Pirus communis
The main varieties of pears, you can group them into two broad varieties, divided according to the period of collection and / or maturity:
- SUMMER VARIETIES: Coscia, Spadona estiva, Favorita di Clapp, Gentile, San Giovanni, Butirra Giffard e Hardy, Trionfo di Vienna, Max Red Bartlett, Dott. Guyot;
- FALL-WINTER VARIETIES: Conference, William, Kaiser, Abate Fetel, Decana d'Inverno, Decana del Comizio, Passa Crassana.
The main regions of production
The main production areas of the pears are: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Campania, Sicily.
Storage after collection pending sale
Storage after harvesting of pears pending sale is:
- SUMMER VARIETIES: in refrigerator cell between 0 - 1°C and 90% of relative humidity for two months and a half;
- FALL-WINTER VARIETIES: in refrigerator cell between -1 - 0°C and 85% of relative humidity for two to five months.