Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region: Region of Murcia
The temperate climate of the Region of Murcia is suitable for growing pears.
Coming from a tree of the rose family, the pear has different characteristics depending on the variety, although in general it is conical in shape with fleshy pulp, a more or less sweet flavour and a high water content. It is harvested between the months of August and September, the perfect time for eating them fresh. Depending on the pear's state of ripeness, it will display differences in terms of flavour, sweetness, acidity and softness or roughness. It is a juicy fruit used to make jams, preserves and compotes. The dessert pears in red wine is also made with it, making use of this area's delicious wines.
- Type of product: Fruit
- Season: The following varieties of pear are grown in the Murcian town of Jumilla: Ercolini, Castell, Premier and Blanquilla.
- Origin: They is produced in the Murcian town of Jumilla.
- To drink with it: Young red and sweet wine
- Recipes: Red wine compote
- Energy: Low
- Cholesterol: 0
- Comments: Rich in fibre and potassium.