Asian Pear

Everything You Need to Know About Asian Pears (& 10 Ways to Use Them)

Pear

Everything You Need to Know About Asian Pears (& 10 Ways to Use Them)

If it's shaped like an apple and crunches like an apple, then it must be ... a pear.

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Down & Dirty: Pears

Pears are so distinct that the only word we have to describe their shape is "pyriform," which means, literally, "pear-shaped"! They've been cultivated for millennia -- there were pear tree groves in China 3000 years ago -- and there are thousands of varieties, many of them decorative or inedible. In the US, you'll find about 10 common varieties, among them Comice, Anjou, Bartlett, Seckel, and Bosc.  

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