Pears - Conference

Pears - Conference

about

In the UK, pears are an autumnal treat and are in season between the months of September and February. With a long, thin shape and russet skin, Conference pears have very sweet and juicy flesh, and are the most popular eating pear today.The cultivation of pears goes back some 4,000 years. It is likely that they originated in the Caucasus region from where they spread west to Europe and east to Asia. In ancient times the pear was considered superior to the apple and outnumbered it in varieties grown. The Domesday Book of 1086 refers to pear trees as boundary markers in England, suggesting their cultivation at this time.Today the Conference pear accounts for well over 90% of commercial production in this country.

nutritional info

Pears are a very good source of dietary fibre. They are rich in sugars and contain small amounts of phosphorus and vitamins A and C.

storing Pears - Conference

A pear's window of optimum ripeness is smaller than that of apples. Store at room temperature to accelerate ripening and refrigerate ripe pears or those you won't be using for a few days.

source

Local North Devon producers. We may also source from other markets in times of high demand.