Martin Sec Pear

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Martin Sec Pear

Martin Sec is a small, irregular pear grown in the province of Cuneo. It features a thin, rusty yellow skin, with a red blush in its part exposed to sunlight and a coarse, firm, yellow pulp, crunchy and slightly tannic. It is harvested during the second half of October and is not suited for fresh consumption: it is a classic baking pear, used in local Piedmontese recipes such as cognà, flans and pears with red wine. In the villages of Vermagna, Gesso and Stura valleys, Martin Sec are more less rare than everywhere else.

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StateItaly
Region

Piedmont