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Pear Varieties

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Bosc Pears
Bosc Pears

Bosc Pears

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Bosc pears are crisp when raw and hold their shape beautifully when cooked. They have the best example of the soft, grainy texture associated with pears. They are easy to recognize by their brownish russet skin, classic pear shape, and heady pear aroma. Use them to make savaory dishes like Pork With Pears and Chiles and Bourbon-Glazed Pears, or in desserts like Upside-Down Pear Cake and Sparkling Pear Sorbet.

Bosc pears are harvested September through April. Learn more about Bosc Pears with this guide to All About Bosc Pears.

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