Pere dell'Emilia-Romagna


PGI pears of Emilia-Romagna

Abate Fetel pear - Consorzio della pera dell'Emilia-Romagna
Abate Fetel pear - Consorzio della pera dell'Emilia-Romagna

The Pears of Emilia-Romagna have obtained in 1998 the recognition of PGI, Protected geographical indication, by the European Union. A recognition of the value of their uniqueness and typicalness.


The production of "Pera dell'Emilia Romagna PGI" has developed in these areas of the district of Bologna: Anzola dell'Emilia, Argelato, Baricella, Bazzano, Bentivoglio, Budrio, Calderara di Reno, Castello d'Argile, Castelguelfo, Castelmaggiore, Crespellano, Crevalcore, Galliera, Granarolo dell'Emilia, Malalbergo, Medicina, Minerbio, Molinella, Mordano, Pieve di Cento, Sant'Agata Bolognese, San Giorgo di Piano, San Giovanni in Persiceto, San Pietro in Casale and Sala Bolognese.


Six the varieties with the label PGI: Abate Fetel, Conference, Decana, Kaiser, Max Red Bartlett, William.


The Abate Fetel's pear is known as the queen of the pears. It is a large pear with a very sugary white pulp. It belongs to the Rosaceae family. The plant was obtained in France in 1866, with quince graft, by homonymous Abate Fetel. The fruits mature in late September and have an elongated shape, like a large size flask (even more than 250 gr.) with a nice smooth and thin skin, yellow and rusty coloured. The pulp is juicy, white and thin. It has a sweet and sourish taste. It is extremely fragrant and pleasant.


Here are the companies (members of the Consortium) producing Emilia-Romagna PGI pears:

  • Astafrutta Altedo S.r.l.
    Via del Palazzino, 19 - Altedo (BO)
    Ph. 051 6603511 - Fax 051 871511 -
  • Apoconerpo Soc. Coop. Agricola
    Via B. Tosarelli, 155 - 40050 Villanova di Castenaso (BO)
    Ph. 051 781837 - Fax 051 782680
  • Vallegrande Soc. Coop. Agricola
    Via Gramsci, 245 - 40010 Sala Bolognese (BO)
    Ph. 051 6815297 - fax 051 6816441

The Consorzio della pera dell'Emiilia Romagna is based at the CSO Offices, Via Bologna 534 - 44040 Chiesuol del Fosso (Ferrara). 

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Address: Via Argelati, 4 - 40050 Argelato
Ph. +39 051 6634607

Fax +39 051 6634619


Opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 1.00pm

Thursday 1.30pm - 6.30pm

Saturday 8.30am - 12.00pm

Closed on Sundays

Hamlet Funo

Address: Piazza della Resistenza, 1 - 40050 Funo

Ph. +39 051 6634679  

Fax +39 051 6634676

Opening times:

Tuesday 8.30am - 1.00pm

Wednesday 1.30pm - 6.30pm

Saturday 8.30am - 12.00pm

Closed on Mondays, Thursdays, Friday, Sundays



Last update: 09-11-2020