Asian Pear

Sometimes called "apple pears" because of their apple-like shape and pear-like taste, Asian pears are probably one of the first domesticated fruits. With hundreds of cultivars, varieties include Japanese, Korean (which tend to be round), and Chinese (slightly more elongated) pears. Asian pear skin is matte or textured and its color ranges from green to bronze to gold.

What's in Season October 2013

asian-pears-basketHere’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in October by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit and choose your region.


Russeting on Apples & Pears

Crunchy Gold Apple Pear

Chojuro Asian Pear

Kohlrabi Salad

Adapted from


1 head of kohlrabi (greens removed), peeled
2 carrots, washed well
1 apple or Asian pear, with peel (or half of each)
1 cup leafy greens, chopped, such as Swiss chard, spinach, or kale (optional)
1 of 3 dressing choices (following)

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