Pera Scipiona is a traditional Italian pear variety that is primarily grown in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. This variety is known for its unique flavor and texture, making it a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.

Pera Scipiona can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Modena, Bologna, and Parma. In Modena, you can find this pear variety at local farmers’ markets such as Mercato Albinelli and Mercato Coperto. In Bologna, you can find it at Mercato delle Erbe and Mercato di Mezzo. In Parma, you can find it at Mercato Alimentare di Parma and Mercato del Contadino.

There are several stores and shops in Emilia-Romagna where you can find Pera Scipiona. Some of these include Eataly in Bologna, La Bottega di Adelina in Modena, and Salumeria Garibaldi in Parma. These establishments offer a wide range of local produce, including Pera Scipiona.

One popular recipe that features Pera Scipiona is the Pear and Gorgonzola Salad. This salad combines the sweetness of the pear with the tanginess of Gorgonzola cheese, creating a delicious and refreshing dish. Another recipe is the Poached Pears in Red Wine, where the pears are gently cooked in a flavorful red wine syrup, resulting in a decadent dessert.

Pera Scipiona has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products that have a strong connection to their territory and are produced using traditional methods. The specifications for Pera Scipiona include:

– The pears must be grown in the Emilia-Romagna region.
– The variety of pear used must be Scipiona.
– The pears must be harvested at the right level of ripeness.
– The pears must be handled and stored according to traditional methods.

Sources:
– “Pera Scipiona” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it
– “PAT – Pera Scipiona” – www.agricoltura.regione.emilia-romagna.it