Pearfection! Pears are the low GI fruit that are exceptionally versatile to include in both sweet and savory dishes.
Medium to large in size, the William Bartlett pear has green to yellow skin and a subtle crisp flavour.
Tasting note: mild and crisp
Yellow to green in colour, Packham pears have and juicy, rich flavour that lends itself well to a variety of cooking methods including baking and poaching.
Tasting note: rich and juicy
Small to medium in size, the Corella has a green base and bright red blush with a firm crisp bite.
Tasting note: flavourful and firm
The best all-rounder, the Beurre Bosc is small to medium in size with a shiny skin finish and juicy flavour.
Tasting notes: sweet and juicy
Small to medium in size with a smooth, glossy light green skin and often a pinkish-red blush around the stem. Josephine pears have a crisp, juicy bite.
Tasting notes: crisp and juicy
The nashi pear is renowned for its textured white, creamy flesh and extra-juicy bite. They are round in shape with a bronzed skin finish.
Tasting notes: Sweet and crisp
Southern NSW, Northern VIC, Tasmania
THE PEAR IS RARE
Unlike other fruits, pears ripen from the inside out making them better to pick when still hard. And this is exactly what our growers do.
Pick-a-pear: if you want to know when a pear is ready to eat, gently press the flesh around the stem. If ripe it will give a little, and you can go ahead and enjoy.