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Growing Asian Pears
Pear Varieties | BC Tree Fruit Production Guide
Despite having a texture similar to that of apples, Asian pears closely resemble other pear varieties in their nutritional profile. These fruits are high in fiber, low in calories and contain a number of micronutrients that are important for blood, bone and cardiovascular health. Although delicious on their own, the light sweetness and crispy texture of Asian pears makes them a unique addition to any salad or stir fry. One large Asian pear contains calories and only 0. The majority of these calories come from carbohydrates, with 9. Daily recommendations for fiber vary with your age and gender, ranging from 25 to 38 grams. As such, one large Asian pear provides between
Bartlett has been the major pear variety planted in B. Difficulties in controlling pear psylla, declining markets and poor returns have reduced interest in Bartlett. Susceptible to fire blight. Bosc matures about 20 days after Bartlett.
Asian pears comprise a large group of pears that are crisp in texture and, when mature, are good to eat as soon as harvested or for several months after picking if held in cold storage. This ready-to-eat feature may make them more acceptable to some people than European pears that are usually served when soft and juicy, which takes about a week to occur after removal from cold storage. Asian pears do not change texture after picking or storage as do European pears such as Bartlett or Comice. Often Asian pears are called apple pears because they are crisp and juicy like apples but with a different and distinctive texture.