A green pear-shaped fruit of an average size, weighing from 290 – 380 g and has a comparatively small seed, which lies tightly in its cavity. The skin is thin, leathery, slightly rough, and pale yellow flesh – almost free of fibre – has an outstanding flavour. The oil content ranges between 16 – 25% and the seed separates cleanly from the flesh.
Because Fuerte has a long period of bloom, there may be more than one set of fruits on the trees simultaneously. In contrast with most other varieties, Fuerte has a spreading habit of growth, and therefore the recommended spacing should not be less than 8 m x 10 m.
- extended picking season and good shelf life
- green pear-shaped fruit of excellent quality
- one of the most cold-tolerant varieties