Please refrigerate our Asian pears, as they are picked ready-to-eat. Some varieties will keep up to 2 months in the refrigerator, but will lose quality if they are left at room temperature.
- If you prefer to eat Asian pears at room temperature (as we do), only take out what you plan to use within a day or two for best eating quality.
- Some Asian pears are HUGE! But don't be daunted by their size... Asian pears do not turn brown when cut like peaches and most apples do, so if you only can use 1/2 or 1/4 of one at a time, simply wrap the unused portion with plastic wrap and stick it back in the fridge for later use!
- The non-browning aspect of Asian pears makes them fantastic for pre-slicing for the kid's (or your) lunchbox, or for use in a salad or fruit plate without needing to add flavor-changing lemon juice. Fantastic!
- Occasionally, you'll see discolored patches within the flesh of an Asian pear. This is called "watercore" or "water soaking" and indicates a particularly sweet pear that just can't hang on to all that sugar within its cell walls, and is completely fine to eat!
Learn about the Asian pear varieties we grow here.