Abate Fetel

The Queen: Abate Fetel

Discovered in France in the mid-1800s, the Abate Fetel pear spread to Italy, particularly Emilia-Romagna, after World War II. The fertile plains of the Po River proved ideal for cultivating this variety, making it the most loved in Italy and worldwide.

Italy is the largest producer of Abate Fetel pears in the world. Choosing it means supporting and preserving one of the most important fruits in our tradition. At Fruit Modena Group, we dedicate almost half of our production (40%) to Abate Fetel pears.

These pears have a long and elegant shape, commonly known as “swan neck.” Their sizes range from 55 to over 85 mm in diameter, with a weight between 150 and over 300 grams.

Emilia-Romagna PGI Pear

Enjoyed all over the world, the Abate Fetel pear is grown in our cooperative land and can also be PGI labelled. It is a true excellence expertly grown in our region. Its production process is carefully monitored to guarantee its full traceability, high quality, and sweetness.


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The skin of the Abate Fetel pear varies from green to yellow depending on ripeness, with possible russeted areas and random reddish-pink hues. The greener fruits are crunchier, while the riper yellow-skinned ones have a white, juicy, and melting flesh with a sweet and aromatic flavour, catering to diverse taste preferences.


The Abate Fetel pear is typically harvested between the first and second week of September, when it reaches its ideal ripeness.


The Abate Fetel pear is available on the market from mid-September to the end of May.


Pears’ nutritional value

Pears, appreciated for their taste and juiciness, are a rich source of essential minerals and trace elements. Thanks to their high content of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper, they support proper cell function. This fruit is highly digestible and offers antioxidant, diuretic, and refreshing benefits, making it an ideal choice for a healthy and low-sodium diet.

Pears are also an excellent source of soluble fibre, such as pectin, which helps remove residues and toxins, lowers cholesterol, and aids in weight loss. The insoluble fibre found in their skin and flesh absorbs some of the sugars consumed with other foods. So, the consumption of this fruit is not only delicious, but also beneficial for health.


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