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Forelle pears are small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and are symmetrical in shape with a rounded, bell-shaped base tapering to a short neck with a slender light green stem. The smooth, thin skin transforms from green to yellow when ripe and is covered in red blushing, crimson lenticels or pores, and has a slightly waxy sheen. The flesh is dense, coarse, moist, and off-white to cream-colored, encasing a few black-brown, tear-drop shaped seeds in a central core. When ripe, Forelle pears are crisp with sweet and tangy flavors and a hint of cinnamon.
Forelle pears are available in the fall through winter.
Forelle pears, botanically classified as Pyrus communis, are a bi-colored variety that are members of the Rosaceae family along with peaches and apples. One of the oldest European pears in existence today, Forelle pears are only available for a short time each year and are favored for fresh eating or pairing with cheeses. Forelle pears are also one of the few varieties that change color when ripening. They transform from green to yellow with the lenticels remaining visible throughout the ripening process.
Forelle pears contain potassium, calcium, vitamin C, and fiber.
Forelle pears are best suited for raw applications as their small size is inconvenient for use in cooked recipes. They are most commonly enjoyed fresh as a snack, as an accompaniment in winter salads, and used as a garnish for savory soups. They can also be used in oatmeal, on cereal, in pancakes or waffles, layered in sandwiches, paninis, and quesadillas, chopped into salsa or used as a chocolate fondue item. Forelle pears compliment semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate, aged cheeses such as gorgonzola, goat, camembert, gouda, and manchego, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, chicken, pork belly, prosciutto, shrimp, crab, mango, apple, figs, tomatoes, watercress, mint, parsley, lemon, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, bell pepper, and bulgur. They will keep 2-4 days when stored at room temperature and a couple of weeks when stored in a perforated bag in the refrigerator.
The word forelle means trout in German, which is a reference to the pear’s colorful skin and rosy pink blush. Many Germans believed the pear’s pore covered skin was similar to the color of a spawning salmon and named the pear as a play on the texture of the skin. Forelle pears are also a popular holiday variety as their rich hues provide color to edible centerpieces, household decorations, and gift baskets.
Forelle pears were a chance seedling first cultivated in Saxony, Germany in 1670 and are among only two dozen cultivars of European pears that are cultivated worldwide. They were then introduced to America by German immigrants in the 1800's. Today Forelle pears can be found at specialty grocers and farmers markets and are grown in the United States in Oregon and Washington, Europe, and Australia.
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Glendale Ranch Market
Glendale Ranch MarketNear Glendale, California, United States
1122 S Central Ave Glendale CA 91204
About 156 days ago, 2/02/20
Hollywood Farmer's Market
Kiyokawa Family OrchardNear Portland, Oregon, United States
About 157 days ago, 2/01/20
Sharer's comments : Juicy and still crisp when ripe - perfect dessert pear!
Mission Ranch Market
Mission Ranch MarketNear Mission Viejo, California, United States
23166 Los Alisos Blvd #116 Mission Viejo CA 92691
About 165 days ago, 1/24/20
Sharer's comments : Petite size, great flavor.
Foodmart Near Pulo, Jakarta, Indonesia
About 184 days ago, 1/05/20
Sharer's comments : pear forrel
99 Ranch Market Near Pulo, Jakarta, Indonesia
About 283 days ago, 9/27/19
Sharer's comments : pear forelle di rach market jakarta selatan
Kalivis SANear Athens, Attiki, Greece
Central market of Athens L27
About 322 days ago, 8/20/19
Sharer's comments : Pears 🍐
Sasoun ProduceNear West Hollywood, California, United States
5116 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles CA 90029
About 347 days ago, 7/26/19
Meidi - Ya SupermarketNear Singapore, Singapore
177 River Valley Road Liang Court Shopping Centre Singapore 179030
About 358 days ago, 7/14/19
Sharer's comments : Forelle pears from South Africa..
Evergreen MarketNear San Francisco, California, United States
2539 Mission Street San Francisco CA 94110
About 360 days ago, 7/13/19
Richmond Produce MarketNear San Francisco, California, United States
5527 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121
About 360 days ago, 7/13/19
Golden ProduceNear San Francisco, California, United States
172 Church Street San Francisco CA 94114
About 361 days ago, 7/12/19
Isetan Scotts Supermarket
Isetan SingaporeNear Singapore, Singapore
About 361 days ago, 7/11/19
Sharer's comments : Here In Singapore in the basement of Isetan on Scotts is a great market Isetan. The best fruits and vegetables from around the world. These Forelle pears were brought to Singapore from South Africa.
Super Hayat Market
Super Hayat MarketNear El Camino Village, California, United States
3964 Redondo Beach Blvd Torrance CA 90504
About 374 days ago, 6/29/19
Golden Farms Market
Golden Farm MarketNear Glendale, California, United States
1010 N Glendale Ave Glendale CA 91206
About 374 days ago, 6/28/19
Santa Monica Glatt Kosher Market
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11540 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles CA 90025
About 375 days ago, 6/28/19
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Beverly Hills Market & DeliNear Beverly Hills, California, United States
303 N Cresent Drive Beverly Hills CA 90210
About 380 days ago, 6/23/19
Crown Valley Marketplace (Persian Market)
Crown Valley MarketNear Ladera Ranch, California, United States
2771 Center Dr. Mission Viejo CA 92692
About 382 days ago, 6/21/19
North Park Produce Near Poway, California, United States
About 395 days ago, 6/08/19