IMPERIAL ASIAN PEARS AVAILABILITY:
These pears ripen a little on the early side, often by late August or early September. Unfortunately, they don't stick around too long and are typically only available until April or May.
ABOUT IMPERIAL ASIAN PEARS
Fairly "new" to the United States, Asian pears originated from Japan. There are over 1000 varieties of Asian pears, also known as "Apple Pears", but don't let the name "Apple Pear" confuse you. Although the Asian pear looks like a cross between an apple and a pear, the resemblance is only skin-deep. There are also several other differences between Asian pears and the more common European pear; Asian pears reach optimum quality when allowed to ripen on the tree (similar to apples and peaches), and they are crisper and more tart than other pears. European pears are usually harvested in while still in a green stage then allowed to ripen at room temperature and have a sweeter, more mellow taste.
IMPERIAL ASIAN PEAR TASTE & RIPENESS
This pear variety appears yellow-green to pale yellow and smooth with small lenticels. This large white-fleshed pear is sweet, firm, crisp, juicy, and aromatic. Being one of the rare pears that ripen on the tree, our delicious Imperial Asian pears arrive at your door ready to eat.