Pears

Seasonality

Varieties

Bosc Pears
Red Bartlett

Varieties we grow and love:

  • Bartlett – bright green, rounded, great for fresh eating, wonderful to cook with
  • Red Bartlett – the red-blushed variety of Bartlett
  • Bosc – firm eating, lovely poached

Storage

As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.

Pears will keep for a LONG time in the fridge, especially if not fully ripe. With high humidity  and in the coldest part of your fridge, Bartletts will store for 3 months, Boscs will keep for 3-5 months!!!

Keep on the counter or in paper bag on the counter for 1-5 days to ripen.

Culinary Info

– can be enjoyed in:

  • fresh, in season
  • tarts, pies
  • sauteed on ice cream or with sausages for brunch
  • poached

Tips for preparing:

Pears peel easily with a regular peeler, halve and use a melon baller to remove seed cavity with perfection

 

Also check out these great recipes:

Pear and Celery Slaw