Narsai David Food Report: Pears In Season

Best Of Entertainment Food Food & Drink Golden Russet Bosc Pear

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— There are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown across the world. Of course only a few of those are grown commercially, but those few that are on the market are on the market in spades. Right now they’re wonderful.

Pear has been cultivated as a food since prehistoric times and unlike apples, most pear varieties do not ripen nicely while they’re still on the tree. If you have a pear tree at home, you should pick them a little earlier, it’s safer that way. They continue to develop.

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I recently had a chance to taste a whole slew of heirloom apples and pears. The Golden Russet Bosc Pear has a sandy, rust color with a wonderful crunch and aroma to go along with it. Seckel pears are tinier and are older…

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