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Golden Russet Bosc

 

 

GOLDEN RUSSET BOSC PEARS

Bosc pears

Description: Bosc pears stand out with a long, curved stem and elongated neck that widens gradually to a full rounded base, creating a silhouette that is unique among pears. They have a warm cinnamon brown skin, sometimes with russeting. Their flavor is sweet with honeyed undertones. The flesh of Bosc is denser than that of other European pears. Bosc pears can be enjoyed while still a bit firm, or you can wait until they are fully soft. However, keep in mind that Bosc will "give" less than other pears when they are ready.

To test the ripeness of a pear, don't squeeze the body, but rather apply gently pressure to the neck. If it yields, the pear is fully ripe. Sometimes, Bosc will also show a slight wrinkling at the base of the stem

Season: Late September, October

Size: 16 to 28 per metric layer

Suggested uses: Bosc pears have a more firm, dense flesh than other pear varieties, so they are ideal for use in baking, broiling or poaching. They retain their shape and texture, and their flavor is less likely to be overwhelmed by the use of strong spices like cinnamon, clove or nutmeg. Of course, they are also excellent for fresh eating, particularly by those who prefer a firm texture.

Shelf life: Can be delivered chilled and firm, in which case it will keep at 32 degrees for 3 weeks. To soften, bring to room temperature for up to 5 days. Can also be delivered ready to eat.

 

 

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