Unlike their European counterparts, Asian pears are ready to eat when picked. Though they are hard when ripe, they will bruise easily. They keep well under refrigeration far longer than most other fruit. Look for aromatic fruit in late summer through early winter.
Varieties of Asian pears at the market
- 20th century Asian pears
- Hosui Asian pears
- Shinko Asian pears
- Shinseiki Asian pears