The Carmen pear

It is a relatively young variety compared to other traditional European pears. It was obtained in Emilia-Romagna in 1980 from the natural crossbreeding of the ancient Guyot and Bella di Giugno varieties by researchers at the CRA – Council for Agricultural Research and Experimentation – aiming to create a new early-ripening pear variety.

Fruits are medium to small in size and have a “calebasse” shape, meaning they are elongated. The stem is short and thick.

Emilia-Romagna PGI Pear

Notwithstanding its young age, the Carmen pear can also be labelled PGI Pear of Emilia-Romagna. 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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Its skin is smooth and non-russeted, with a light green base colour when the fruit is at the ideal ripeness for harvest. It often features a red blush covering approximately 10% to 50% of the fruit’s surface. The flesh is moderately fine, juicy, and aromatic, developing a very pleasant, sugary, and refreshing taste as it ripens.


The Carmen pear is typically harvested starting from the third week of July.


The Carmen pear is available on the market from the third week of July to mid-October.


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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