Taste: Conference pears have an unusually long shape has led some to call it the “banana-pear,” and it also has pale yellow flesh when perfectly ripe that can tinge pink around the core. This pear is pleasant and mild flavored, and pairs well with both savory and sweet dishes.
- Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits, offering six grams per medium-sized fruit
- It's a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects
- Quercetin, an antioxidant found in the skin of pears, is beneficial for cancer prevention and can help reduce blood pressure, so don't peel your pears!
When To Find Conference Pears: Conference is a mid-to-late season pear, usually available by late October or November.
Best Uses For Conference: Conference is a good all-around pear with a firm texture perfect for salads, slices of cheese, or baking with cinnamon and spices.
How to Store Conference Pears: Like other varieties of pears, store this type in the fridge until ready to eat. You'll know when they're ready when you can press near the stalk and there is a slight give to the pear.