The Conference pear

Selected in the late 19th century, the Conference pear has English roots and has been grown in Italy, primarily in the Po Valley, since the end of World War II. It has a “calebasse” shape, meaning it is elongated, with a thick, short, and well lignified stem.

The Conference pear is considered as the most rustic variety. It is the most well-known and widely cultivated pear in Europe. Moreover, it is exceptionally long-lasting, as it can be stored for up to ten months after harvest.

Emilia-Romagna PGI Pear

The Conference pear is grown in our cooperative land and 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.




The Conference pear has a highly russeted skin. Its creamy white flesh has a melting texture with slightly sour notes and is crunchy when the skin is green, becoming soft and sweet once fully ripe.


The Conference pear is typically harvested starting from the third week of August, when it reaches its ideal ripeness.


The Conference pear is available on the market from the third week of August until 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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