Italian producers of abate fetel pears plan to exhibit their fruit at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.

Producers of abate fetels and other pear varieties grown in Italy will exhibit at the Italy booth at Fresh Summit, booth #974 in Hall D, according to a news release from Modena, Italy-based Fruitecom, a public relations/communications agency.

Italian abate fetels began shipping to the U.S. in Fall 2013 as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program.

The variety is slim, green-skinned, russet-tinged and high in sugar.