Williams’ Bon Chretien
This medium sized pear, famous for its yellow colour when ripe is available from mid January to May. Williams pears are versatile for snacking, poaching, baking and slicing into salads, like this delicious Salt-roasted pork with fennel and pear salad.
The Beurré Bosc is available from March to November, and is a medium to large pear. Sweet and juicy, it’s one of the best all-rounders for cooking, like pan-fried in this French toast with caramelised pears and maple syrup recipe.
The Corella pear is available from April to the end of October. Small to medium in size. Corella pears are great eaten fresh or try it in a salad. Looking for party food ideas? Impress your guests with this Tartlet with pear, vanilla and cinnamon compote.
Josephine de Malines
The Joséphine pear is renowned for its rich flavour and is one of the best pears for eating. Medium in size, the Joséphine is available from April to the end of November. For a delicious treat try a Caramelised onion and pear tart.
Medium to large in size, the Packham is available from May to January. Its white flesh is firm but juicy with a rich flavour. When ripe, they turn a less intense green. Try this Baked ricotta with balsamic roasted pears recipe.
A medium sized pear, the Red Anjou is available from April to November. Red Anjou pears have a white, fine textured flesh which is perfect for a Roasted beetroot and pear salad.
With a distinctive red and gold tone the Red Sensation pear is available from February to the end of May and is medium in size. The Red Sensation is perfect for desserts and fruit salads. For a delicious salad try a Thai style pear and chicken salad.
Available from March to November the Winter Nelis pear is also known as the Quall or Honey Pear. Small to medium sized, its sweet flavour makes it ideal for cooking or bottling, and delicious when eaten fresh. Discover this Roasted tandoori pears with star anise and honey yoghurt.
Types of pears and when they are in season
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