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Pear - Asian Hosui

Pear - Asian Hosui

Description

Hosui, meaning 'abundant juice', is the leading Asian pear variety in California. It is large and round with russeted brown skin; sweet, refreshing, crisp and rich with a brandy aroma.

Applications/Techniques

Good for use in salads, cheese plates, and desserts. May be grilled or roasted as well.

History

There are basically three types of Asian Pears: round flat green-yellow ones, round bronze to russet ones, and pear shaped russet ones; all share the same characteristics of being very sweet, crisp and juicy.

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