Many of our pears are heritage varieties which are packed with flavor. You may be surprised to discover how truly excellent pears can be! Once you have tasted some of these varieties, you'll understand why they're so very popular in Europe.
- Look here for an assortment of European pear recipes, plus care and storage information.
AKA Harrow Delight. Small fruit with luscious sweet flavor and a smooth buttery texture. Late July.
AKA Duchess. When well-ripened, it has hints of bergamot flavor. Very large fruit originating in France. Circa 1808. Early November.
Extremely juicy with a super-rich flavor. A cross between Bartlett by Josephine de Malines developed at the New York State AES. Circa 1923. Mid-September.
Very similar to Bartlett, but slightly smaller fruit. Developed by the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Harrow, Ontario. Circa 1982. Early August.