Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an exhibition devoted to pears.

Interpoma, which is held every other year, was last held in November 2014 in Bolzano in the South Tyrol area. The first biennial Futurpera exhibition will be held November 19-21 this year at the exhibition hall in Ferrara, which is in the heart of the Italian pear growing region, according to European Fruit Magazine.