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Asian pears
Asian pears
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are also called Chinese pears, Japanese pears, Korean pear, Sand, Nashi, Ya pear, Chinese white pear or apple pear?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are cousins to the pears?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are not a cross between apples and pears? (They do have similar characteristics of both the apple and pear.)
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have a round shape and crisp texture like an apple?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are usually much larger than an apple?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have a strong pear taste?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have a grainy texture similar to pears?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have a thin, smooth skin?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears usually have a yellow or bronze-toned skin?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have a fragrant smell?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are firm when ripe? (Unlike pears that are slightly soft when ripe.)
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are very, very juicy and slightly sweet?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears have high water content?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are commonly served raw? (Since they have high water content, they tend to fall apart when cooked.)
  • Are you aware that Asian pears originated in Northern Asia?

More facts about Asian pears

  • Are you aware that Asian pears are commonly grown throughout East Asia, Australia and New Zealand?
  • Are you aware that in the U.S., Asian pears are grown primarily in California and Washington state?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are ripened on the tree and can be eaten right away? (Whereas, pears are picked before they are ripe.)
  • Are you aware that Asian pear trees have white flowers with five petals that blossom in the in the northern hemisphere around April?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are picked by hand?
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are commonly wrapped in foam netting? (They tend to bruise easily so this packaging protects them from damage during shipping.)
  • Are you aware that Asian pears are usually very expensive?
  • Are you aware that in Taiwan, Asian pears are given as luxurious presents?


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