If you’re not aboard the pear train yet, you’re about to be. Today, we’ll talk about the season for pears. But before we get to that, we want you to know how special they are. And by special, we mean healthy.
Did you know that pears can help with digestion and heart health? They’re also great at assisting our cells as they fight off free radicals that can lead to cancer. Need we say more? Pears are one of the healthiest go-to snacks an office can buy.
Now that we know pears are fruit champions, let’s get down to business. When and where can we find these natural treats?
When Are Pears in Season?
What time of year are pears in season? We’ll tell you. But first and foremost, are pears in season right now? Good news: yes. Late summer and fall holidays mark the beginning of the glorious pear season.
Here are some common pear types that grow in the U.S. You’ve probably been seeing them at the market lately. The average pear season lasts September through January. But have a look at some specifics below.
These beautiful pears can take the heat. They’re wonderful raw but also great for cooking. Though you can find them year-round, the best harvest is in September and October.
These are the pear pride and joy of the U.S. They’re soft, juicy, and buttery. It’s a snack you’ll keep reaching for. They’re in season during the months of August through December.
These are crisper, and they can even have a subtly spicier flavor. They’re bronze beauties, and you can identify them immediately because of that color. Also, because they’re often the available pear. A favorite option for many. They have the longest season of the three listed: September through April.
Find these details and more here. Harvesting times certainly vary, depending on your region.
We’re stationed in Texas. So, we like to look at the best season for pears right here in our home state. We do our research and provide the freshest produce we can find. That’s a promise and passion we stand by. Try fruit basket delivery in Houston and Dallas from Orchard At The Office!
When Does Pear Season End?
Pears are usually seen as autumn and early winter fruits. Some varieties can take you into the spring months. But likely, you’re seeing the harvest season end around January each year.
Pear Tree Fruit Cycle
The Bartlett pear tree is a popular variety in the U.S. So, we’ll look at it specifically. Pears are an orchard fruit, so they take a while to get started. Typically, you’ll see the fruit after the first 3 years of planting. Five to seven years is when you’ll finally get a full crop.
An established tree will usually yield fruit in 3-5 months after full bloom. These pear trees can live up to 75 years old. That’s one of the longest living of all the orchard fruit trees.
How Long Are Pears Good For?
Fresh off the tree? Pears are good for about a week. They actually don’t ripen well on the tree. So, they’re picked, and that ripening phase begins. You don’t want to put them in the fridge immediately after picking. They won’t ripen in there.
If they’re already fully ripe, they’ll last up to 5 days in the fridge. This will slow the ripening process and make the fruit enjoyable for longer.
Where Do Pears Grow in the United States?
There are six states in the U.S. that grow the bulk of the country’s pears. They are California, Oregon, and Washington to the west. Then we have Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania to the east.
California, Oregon, and Washington are the leaders in production.
Where Do Pears Come from Out of Season?
Likely from the same states. Because of controlled atmosphere (CA) storage technology, pears can essentially be put to sleep. They’re stored in controlled environments where humidity and temperature are monitored. When they ship out, the ripening process picks right back up.
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Are pears in season? Only for a little while. They seem to come and go with the holidays. One thing we’re certain of: they are a gift. And we can certainly help you and your office enjoy them!
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