Santa Maria

The Santa Maria pear

It was obtained in 1951 from the natural crossbreeding of the Williams and Coscia varieties. This pear has found its ideal habitat in Emilia-Romagna. These fruits are medium to large in size and feature a pear shape or truncated pear shape.

This summer variety is notable for its high productivity and early fruiting. The fruit weighs about 180 grams and has a smooth skin that makes it a delight not to be missed.

Emilia-Romagna PGI Pear

Among the PGI labelled pear varieties grown in our cooperative land, you can also find Santa Maria. 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 Santa Maria pear varies from green to yellow depending on ripeness and is dotted with light green lenticels. Sun-exposed fruits can get a delicate pinkish-red shade. The snow-white and juicy flesh is firm as well as very resistant to handling and withering. Once fruits are fully ripe, their flavour becomes a little sugary, aromatic, and slightly acid, fresh, and pleasant.


The Santa Maria pear is typically harvested between the end of July and early August, when it reaches its ideal ripeness.


The Santa Maria pear is available on the market from the second half of August until January.


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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