10- to 22-lb. bulk
Single or two-layer count cartons
Pears should be aromatic and hard; Asian pears do not soften as they become ripe. Avoid fruit with brown spotting or soft texture.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Ripen Asian pears by storing them at 55-70° F/ 13-21° C. Ripe fruit should be refrigerated.
Water-soaked appearance, uneven ripeness, and lack of flavor indicate improper storage temperatures.
Major production areas include California, Oregon, Washington, Chile, Japan, and New Zealand.
Mildly sweet with low acid content.
Crunchy, yet slightly granulated.
Pair with cabbage, carrots, ginger, spinach, and soy.
Apples or pears.
1 medium Asian pear = 1 cup diced
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.