Scientific Binomial Name: Pyrus communis
Eaten fresh, in salads or canned.
Good-quality Seckel pears will be small or even bite-sized with no bruises and only a few minor scuff marks. The coloring will be green with dark-red blush or nearly all red. Pears are ripe when they take on a yellow hue and yield to gentle pressure at the stem end.
Avoid product with soft spots or scars that are more than skin-deep. Product that is extremely hard will ripen best at room temperature.
Handle with care, especially when fully ripe. Ripen in a cool, dark place. Pear may be refrigerated for a few days.
Seckel pears are available August through January.
Seckel Pear Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 medium pear (166g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Seckel pears are Low-fat, Sodium-free, Source of fiber, a source of vitamin C, Cholesterol-free.
Pear Tips & Trivia
- Ripen pears at room temperature in a sealed plastic bag with a couple of ripe bananas. When the pear is ripe, refrigerate until you are ready to eat it.
- Pears are cousins of apples. American varieties come from Europe, where they migrated from central Asia. Early colonists brought the first trees to America where they thrived until blights became severe. Most pears are now grown west of the Rockies where diseases are less of a problem.