50-, 60-, 70-, 80-, 90-, 100-, 110-, 120-, 135-, and 150-count
Summer/Fall (primarily Bartlett)
Unripe - fairly firm with no cuts or bruises.
Ripe - slightly firm, yielding to gentle pressure at the stem end. Skin color should be consistent with variety.
Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)
Water-soaked appearance denotes freeze injury. Low humidity can cause shriveling. Bruising and scuffing indicate improper handling.
Juicy, mildly sweet, buttery flavor.
Under their paper-thin skins, pears are juicy, yet grainy, almost gritty, in texture.
Pair with cinnamon, nuts, poultry, star anise.
Asian pears, plums, apples.
*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.