Fuerte

CHARACTERISTICS 

Fuerte“Pear” shaped sometimes has a long thinner neck.

SKIN

Smooth thin skin that stays green coloured when ripe. Flesh bruises easily.

FRUIT SIZE

Medium sized.

SEED

Medium sized.

SEASON

Mid to late February from the Limpopo Province until (early) August from Kwazulu-Natal. ‘Out of season’ fruit is available year round.

STORAGE

Ripens quickly out of cold storage – approximately 7 days from picking. Store at +5 degrees C – NOT COLDER – when green. Fruit will develop big brown and black cold damage marks if stored at colder temperatures.

TASTE

Best known variety.