Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Enjoy the taste of fall with a crisp, buttery smooth pear!
‘Asian’ pears are round, firm pears that are shaped like an apple, but taste like a pear. As a result, they are sometimes called “apple pears.” Their flesh is firmer than a European pear, but ripe pears are often juicier. This pear tree has delicious, sweet, firm, crisp and very juicy pears. A medium to large, pear with attractive golden-russet skin. Asian pears do not change texture after picking or storage as do European pears such as ‘Bartlett’. They also are called salad pears since they are wonderful when combined with many fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meats! They are a great source of vitamin B and C. One large Asian pear also contains about 30% of your daily fiber intake and helps to promote healthy cholesterol.
‘Asian’ pears have been grown commercially in Asia for centuries. In Japan, tons are grown and some fruit is exported to the United States in October and November. China and Korea also grow these pears for domestic consumption and export to the United States and Canada. Most new Asian pear plantings are in California, Washington, and Oregon. In the last few years, plantings of Asian pears were made in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, France, and the eastern and southeastern United States.
Pears are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are excellent for eating out of hand and in salads. Pears do not contain cholesterol or fat and are low in calories. Pears are an excellent source of potassium and calcium.