Pear (Nashi, Hosui)

USA
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The creamy white flesh of the Nashi pear is exceptionally juicy with a sweet low acid flavor and fragrant aroma. They are sold ripe and maintain their crisp texture long after being picked.

Unlike other pear varieties, Nashi pears are ripe when firm. You can tell they are ripe by the smell as they will have a strong sweet aroma. Store pears for up to one week at room temperature or up to three months in the refrigerator.