Harrow Crisp Pear
Taste: This medium-sized pear has very smooth, yellow skin and a juicy flesh. It’s smooth, grit-free, and slightly firm; not a melt-in-your-mouth kind of pear but a pleasant mouthful to savor.
- 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 Look for Harrow Crisp Pears: Ripens just after Bartlett, at the end of August or first few weeks of September.
Best Uses For Harrow Crisp Pears: Due to its firm texture, Harrow Crisp is an excellent baking pear that also yields a good amount of juice for spiced pear ciders or fresh juice.
How to Store Harrow Crisp Pears: Like other pears, store Harrow Crisps at room temperature until they are soft enough to eat. When they're ripe, keep them in your crisper for a few days.