Goldman's Italian-American

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Goldman's Italian-American
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape pear, ribbed
Fruit size medium
Fruit type canner, paste, cooking
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Goldman Italian-American - sliced fruit. 2012-10-20.


Tall indet. plants with regular foliage. Large pinkish-red fruits that are beautifully shaped like ruffled bottom-heavy pears. Pink flesh, clear skin. Fruit weight range from 10 to 20 oz. Firm meaty flesh with little juice. Beautiful slices. Wonderful taste, more sweet than acidic. Late maturing. (very limited, 12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 12 / Amy Goldman of Rhinebeck, New York (NY GO A) 08

Year grown: 2012

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • De-hybridized from an Italian variety.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2008 Yearbook by Amy Goldman of Rhinebeck, New York (NY GO A).
  • According to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 2010 catalog, it was originally found at a Roadside stand in Italy by Amy Goldman and named after her father’s grocery store in Brooklyn.

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