Bite into a juicy ripe pear, the texture melts away and leaves you with a mouthful of flavor. The melting quality is what gave pears the nickname, “butter fruit”. A perfectly ripe eating pear will be a little soft at the stem end and have a faint pear aroma. Because pears ripen from the inside out, one that feels soft to the touch is already over ripe on the inside. The ripening process doesn’t happen on the tree, but begins after the fruit is harvested. Leave it out on your counter until it is ready to eat.
The firmer varieties are great for cooking and we are going to do just that in October.
Stop by the Culinary Kiosk and sample:
Saturday, October 11/11am Apple Pear Crisp
Thursday, October 16/4pm Roasted Pork with Pears and Apples
Tuesday, October 21/4pm Warm Pear Salad with Spiced Walnuts