D'Anjou Pears are pre-picked and waiting for you!
D' Anjou pears are a great all-purpose pear. They are great for slicing into salads, baking into pies, pureeing for sauces and beverages, and of course eating fresh from hand.
They have a mild flavor and firm texture, but still sweet and tasty.
D'Anjou pears also do not turn yellow when they are ripe like a Bartlett pear. So don't judge by the outside color if they are ready to eat. "Apply the thumb to the pear flesh just below the point where the stem joins the fruit. When the flesh beneath your thumb yields evenly to gentle pressure, it is time to eat your pear. If you have to push more than slightly, it is not ready yet," explains the OSU extension service website.
Fun fact from Wikipedia: D'Anjou purée is used for Jelly Belly's Juicy Pear flavor of jelly bean.
Check back to the previous post for what apples are ready now. There are many varieties available now!