Portuguese pear consumed worldwide
Rocha pear is a Portuguese variety produced mostly in the Central West Coast of Portugal. Its fruits are highly resistant to handling and transport and hold in good conditions for several months in cold storage. Its shelf live extends for at least 8 days.
Rocha Pear fruits have a smooth skin, yellow and/or light green, presenting sometimes a slightly pink stain on the side exposed to the sun. Russet is typical in this variety and is always present, depending its proportion and concentration on the weather conditions. The fruits present at average 60/65 mm and 130g. The pulp is white, soft-melting, granular, sweet, not sour and juicy, with a very slightly marked perfume.
Pera Rocha do Oeste - PDO
In 1836 a different pear with unusual features was identified in Sintra, on the farm of Mr. Pedro António Rocha. This variety is today protected under the Protected Designation of Origin- PDO Pera Rocha do Oeste, being produced on the West region of Portugal, from Sintra to Leiria.
Pera Rocha do Oeste is recognized by the European Union as a quality agricultural product belonging to the Portuguese Cultural Heritage.
Pear producers combine traditional know-how with technological innovations, obtaining a quality product from modern and productive orchards.
Usually harvested from the second half of August, it can be kept in cold chambers until July of the following year, maintaining its flavor and texture all along.
Pera Rocha do Oeste is grown in accordance with the requirements of international markets and is sold in major retail chains across Europe and America and also in some Asian and African countries.
Producing norms for Pera Rocha do Oeste
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