Varieties Pears range from the small Seckel pear (cook or pickle), to the large juicy Cornice pears (bake or out-of-hand eating) .Other varieties include Bartlett (poach or out-of-hand eating), Bosc, Anjous, Nelis.
Select Firm pears of good color and shape without bruises. Store pears in the tissue-like papers they come wrapped in, if possible; the papers are generally treated to protect the pears.
Storage Ripen at room temperature. Store ripe fruit in the refrigerator and use as soon as possible. Pears held too long at a cool temperature turn brown inside. Peak of season in September and October.
Market Forms Fresh, sliced and canned or frozen in syrup, as nectar, dried, as whole pears, in syrup or spiced.
Serve As a. fruit, a dessert course, stuffed and. baked, with sauces.
Nutrition An average pear is about 100 calories