Morettini is an early season yellow pear with a slight red blush of medium size. Its shape is of a classic pear (pyriform) with a short neck. The peel is clean, smooth and thin and quite edible. The flesh, which needs to soften before eating, is white and juicy with a fine and soft texture. The flavour is mild and attractive with a tart background taste to contrast the early-season sweetness.
Morettini is an early season pear, harvesting about 3 weeks before Williams’.
Ripening: Best eaten in a softening condition. As an early variety, Morettini will soften quickly.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***
Morettini is one of the more attractive early pear varieties and most people will find it enjoyable.
Early, sweet, tangy.
Names: Morettini; Butirra Precoce Morettini
Origin: Butirra Precoce Morettini is the result of a cross between Coscia x Williams’ (Bartlett) made by Morettini in Florence, Italy, 1956.
Grown in: Mainly grown in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Harvest & Availability:
- July: Italy, Spain and Portugal
- August: Italy, Spain and Portugal