Pears

Pears

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Description

Asian pears range in size from small to medium and vary in shape from round, globular, and squat to oval with a bulbous base that tapers into a rounded top. The firm skin can be golden yellow, green, or bronze and may be smooth, have some russeting, or covered in visible lenticels or pores. The flesh is ivory to white and is crunchy, juicy, and creamy with a central fibrous core encasing several small, brown-black seeds. When ripe, Asian pears are crisp with a sweet, floral flavor, low acidity, and a fragrant aroma.

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Description

Asian pears range in size from small to medium and vary in shape from round, globular, and squat to oval with a bulbous base that tapers into a rounded top. The firm skin can be golden yellow, green, or bronze and may be smooth, have some russeting, or covered in visible lenticels or pores. The flesh is ivory to white and is crunchy, juicy, and creamy with a central fibrous core encasing several small, brown-black seeds. When ripe, Asian pears are crisp with a sweet, floral flavor, low acidity, and a fragrant aroma.

Region

California
Washington

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

34-36°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

no

Commercial Availability (Grown for the US market)
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California
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Washington
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Description

The flesh is aromatic, moist, cream-colored to ivory, and is fine-grained encasing a central core containing a few small, black-brown seeds. When mature but not fully ripe, Bartlett pears are crunchy, tart, and slightly gritty, but when fully ripe, they develop a juicy, smooth, buttery texture with a sweet flavor.

Region

California
Washington

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

34-36°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

no

Commercial Availability (Grown for the US market)
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Caliornia
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Washington
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Description

Bosc pears are characterised for their hard flesh and brown skin. Moreover, at one point in their ripeness cycle they tend to be juicy, crunchy and sweet. Once they have reached their state of full ripeness the flavour of Bosc pears tends to be sweeter, while the texture becomes softer and wrinkly.

Region

California
Washington

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

34-36°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

no

Commercial Availability (Grown for the US market)
Month
jan
feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
California
N/A
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Washington
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Description

The Anjou is truly an all-purpose pear. They are juicy when ripe, and their subtle sweetness hints at a refreshing lemon-lime flavor. Their dense flesh holds up well in heated applications like baking, poaching, roasting, or grilling and they are delicious when sliced fresh in salads or eaten as an out-of-hand snack.

Region

California
Washington

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

34-36°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

no

Commercial Availability (Grown for the US market)
Month
jan
feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
California
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Best
Best
Best
Best
Best
Good
Washington
Best
Best
Best
Best
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Best
Best
Best