Morettini, or Butirra Precoce Morettini to be precise, is an early season pointed pear with a slight red blush. The flesh is white and juicy with a fine and soft texture, while the peel is slightly resistant to the bite. The flavour is mild, but attractive, and there is a tart background taste to contrast the early-season sweetness.
Ripening: Best eaten in a softening condition. As an early variety, Morettini will soften quickly.
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:
Early August: from Portugal