Abate pear has a rich, sweet taste with rich notes of honey, that's much more pronounced than other pear varieties.
These pears are best eaten when just barely soft, the fruit has a slightly crisp yet melting texture. It is excellent for baking as well as eating out of hand.
Abate are one of the most popular pears in Italy and is highly regarded by locals as a uniquely Italian fruit, cultivated in a protected region of Emilia-Romagna.
Country of Origin: Italy
Storage: pears storage is vital for extending the fruit's shelf life. Fresh pears can be kept in the refrigerator or another cold storage area like a cellar to continue ripening. Simply place the whole pears in a paper bag and place them in your refrigerator's crisper drawer.
Food Pairing: Abate pears compliment strong cheeses such as blue cheese and goat cheese.
Weight: approx. 500g (approx. 3 Abate pears, depending on the size)