Sweet. Juicy. Delectable.

— The World's Best Pears —

Oregon is known for its pristine growing and harvesting conditions, and Stadelman Fruit is proud to offer only the best pears the Pacific Northwest has to offer. As perfect as a bright summer day, our pears provide excellent flavor and texture with wholesome nutritional value, and delivered around the world to enjoy.

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– Check Out These Fresh Varieties –

Bartlett

Commonly known as the European Pear, this summer pear was imported into the U.S. from England and introduced in Massachusetts in 1799. Today, Bartlett pears represent about half of all U.S. pear production. The Bartlett pear has a traditional bell shape and ripens from green to a bright yellow. Aromatic, and perfect for eating raw. Very sweet and juicy. Bartlett pears hold their shape when baked making them excellent fruit for canning and cooking, but also well-suited for many forms of processing.

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Availability: August - January
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Pear: Anjou

Anjou

Originating in either France or Belgium, the Anjou pear variety now represents north of 30% of all U.S. pear production. Anjou pears are medium to large sized with a wide, round base and short neck. Anjou pears contain abundant juice, and a sweet flavor when ripe. This varietal is light green and becomes soft to the touch as they ripen. Anjou pears are excellent for eating raw, wine and cheese pairing, in salads, or for poaching, roasting and grilling, and baking.

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Availability: September - June
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Bosc

First cultivated in France, and named after French horticulturist Louis Bosc. Bosc pears are highly–aromatic, flavorful pear with hints of fall spices. Bosc pears are a large variety that feature long tapering necks and rough, russeted reddish-brown or yellowish-brown skin that doesn’t change when ripened. Bosc pears have a firmer, denser, sweeter, juicer flesh than most other pear varieties. Excellent for baking, broiling, poaching, and eating raw.

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Availability: September - May
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Pear: Seckel

Seckel

While it's history remains mysterious, the consensus is that this delightful small pear is a hybrid of Asian and European pears. It gets its name from the Pennsylvanian farmer who discovered it in the 1800s. Seckels are the smallest, and sweetest of all commercially grown pears. Seckel pears are exceptionally sweet with a hint of spice, and often referred to as "sugar pears." Seckel pears have a maroon and olive green skin, but can be nearly all red. Seckels have no color change when ripened. Excellent choice for children's snacks, eating raw, pickling, as a garnish, or as a dessert pear.

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Availability: September - December
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Red Anjou

Red Anjou pears are easy to identify by their distinctive egg-shaped appearance. Red Anjou pears have a maroon to crimson red skin, with off white, to creamy pink flesh. Red Anjou pears develop a mild, sweet flavor with a very smooth texture and abundant juices when ripe. Red Anjou pears are colorful and elegant looking, making them excellent for eating raw, makes a dramatic addition to salads and fruit baskets, or as a dessert pear.

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Availability: September - June
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Forelle

Introduced to the United States by German immigrants in the 1800s. Forelle pears are one of the smallest known varieties and only slightly larger than Seckels. Forelle pears are one of the most colorful and unique looking pears. A firm, bright yellow skin covered with a unique red freckling known as lenticels. Forelles are one of the few varieties of pears that change color as they ripen. Forelle pears are delicious, with a sweet and tangy flavor and crisp texture. Delicious snacking pear, makes a dramatic addition to salads, fruit baskets, and edible centerpieces.

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Availability: September - December
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Comice

This French variety of pear, nicknamed the Christmas pear due to extreme–popularity during winter months, and its ornamental value for the holidays. This elegant varietal is known as the sweetest, silkiest, and juiciest of all pears, and for many considered the “best tasting pear available.” Comice pears grow in virtually every size, but their shape and coloring is unique. Comice pears are mostly green in color, but sometimes have a red blushing that covers small to large areas of the skin. Excellent for eating raw, wine and cheese pairing, and in salads. Ideal for holiday gift baskets, centerpieces and wreaths.

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Availability: October - January
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Starkrimson

Starkrimson pears were discovered in the 1950s in Missouri. They are named for their brilliant crimson red color. Starkrimson are juicy summer pears with a mild sweet flavor and floral aroma. Starkrimson pears smooth texture makes them perfect for snacking, salads, or displaying their beautiful red skin color.

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Availability: September - November
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