Asian Pear Season Almost Done
Asian pears are firm to the touch with the crisp texture of an apple and the juiciness of a pear. They can grow quite large and are round like an apple and have a yellowish green or brown russet skin like a pear. It is no surprise that they are also known as an apple pear. They grow well in hot climates and should be allowed to ripen on the tree unlike most pears. Harvest is usually mid-September and Asian pears will keep in cold storage for up to 3 months. They do not soften like traditional pears and are ready to eat immediately. Asian pears have a high water content so they are best eaten out of hand, sliced in a salad and make a great meat tenderizer. Share your favorite recipes on our Facebook page.
Earl’s is now carrying the Olympic, an extra-large hardy winter variety with a golden russetted skin and sweet juicy taste. The Asian pear season is winding down and they will only be around for a few more weeks. Don’t miss out on this great piece of fruit now on Earl’s Weekly Specials.