Pear > SANTA MARIA

Description

Origin: Alessantro Morettini, University of Florence, cross of William and Coscia, released in 1951.
Tree: high vigour and excellent affinity with quince. Very productive, partially self-compatible, can fruit parthenocarpically.
Fruit: medium-large size, light-yellow skin slightly blushed by the sun; firm melting white flesh, resistant to
excessive textural loss, of reasonably good flavour.
Overall: common in the region of Emilia-Romagna and also in southern Italy for good productivity, large and attractive fruit.
Synonyms: Santa Maria Morettini.