Pear tree thigh
The Coscia Pear is a summer and early pear, grown mainly in the central and southern regions. Small in size, it has yellow and red skin. The pulp is juicy, sugary and grainy, with an intense flavor. It is excellent eaten fresh, paired with semi-mature and spicy cheeses, or cooked. Since it is very delicate, the pear thigh is collected unripe: the advice is to keep the pears a few days in a paper bag.
- jar 16cm, height 120/150cm
- jar 22cm, height 150/170cm
The thigh pear is an early pear variety, typical of the summer: it is harvested from July and marketed until September. It has medium-small dimensions, with a thin skin, of a uniform light green color which, when the fruit is completely ripe, turns pale yellow, with pinkish streaks on the part most exposed to the sun. The white pulp of the thigh pear, juicy and with a slightly grainy texture, has a sweet and delicate flavor, excellent tasted in combination with semi-seasoned and spicy cheeses.Because it is very delicate, the thigh pear is harvested unripe: the advice is to keep some pears day in a paper bag. If, on the other hand, you buy it already ripe, as it deteriorates rapidly, it must be kept in the refrigerator, bringing it back to room temperature before enjoying it.
Cultivation and Care :
The pear tree is a fairly cold-resistant plant, it gives good production in hilly and mountainous areas. It also resists well in drought areas and with fairly high average annual temperatures. They require a typically neutral substrate (pH values around 6.5-7), it also adapts well to a sub-acid substrate (a pH with values around 5-5.5) or limestone with a pH of 7.5-8 . An ideal soil must be fresh, deep and medium-textured. As already mentioned, the production can take place without problems at different altitudes, from the plains to mountain areas, the important thing is that the soil and the position respect the needs of the plant.The pear tree does not require particular irrigation measures, in fact, it resists long periods of drought. A water supply can be useful in the first weeks after the young seedlings are implanted. In some areas, a lack of water in the delicate phases such as flowering and the first fruiting stages can be dangerous, in these cases it is preferable to irrigate until the rains start again. As soon as the plants are planted, fertilization with mature manure around the plants can be carried out. In the spring it is possible to make an amount of ammonium sulphate of 400g every 10 square meters of cultivation, alternatively you can use 200 grams of urea for the same surface.