Pears are harvested in New Zealand around February to March and are generally available until November.
Storage and Handling
Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator.
Pears are native to Europe and have been cultivated since ancient times. Modern varieties were developed from the European pear.
The main varieties of pears grown in New Zealand are Beurre Bosc, Taylors Gold, Doyenne du Comice and Packham’s Triumph
Depending on the variety pear skin can be green, brown, golden or even red
Pears are a good source of dietary fibre
Like the apple, the pear is a “pome” fruit
*Source: 5+a Day