Selected References Introduction Asian pears comprise a large group of pears that are crisp in texture and, when mature, are good to eat as soon as harvested or for several months after picking if held in cold storage. This ready-to-eat feature may make them more acceptable to some people than European pears that are usually served when soft and juicy, which takes about a week to occur after removal from cold storage. Asian pears do not change texture after picking or storage as do European pears such as Bartlett or Comice. Often Asian pears are called apple pears because they are crisp and juicy like apples but with a different and distinctive texture. All Asian pears today are selected seedlings or crosses made within the species Pyrus serotina.
Edible Landscaping - Edible of the Month: Asian Pears
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Edible Landscaping - Edible of the Month: Asian Pears By Charlie Nardozzi Asian pears have a crisp texture like apples, but the flavor of a spicy pear. Pears are a tasty fruit that mature in late summer and fall in most parts of the country. While we all love 'Bartlett', 'Bosc', 'Clapp's Favorite', and many other European pear varieties, there's a whole group of other pears from Asia that are becoming more available and popular to grow and eat.