A happy accident! Discovered in a pear orchard in Nelson, New Zealand, in 1986, Taylor's Gold is thought to be a "sport" (a variety or strain resulting from another variety) of the Comice pear. Sweet and fragrant, with smooth, russeted skin and creamy, rich flesh.
Here’s a preview of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested from some of our farms in September, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.
The Doyenne Du Comice was developed in France in the mid 1800's. It is widely grown on the west coast. It can be recognized by its bulbous shape and dimple underneath. It has a green color when firm and turns light yellow as it ripens. When ripe it will have a wonderfully smooth and juicy texture with a lemony-pear taste.