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Pears IN SEASON: September-December
Orchard-fresh pears, sweet, juicy and melting with a creamy texture, are a special late-summer/autumn treat! Choose from King Comice, Bosc, D’Anjou, Starkrimson, Lil’ Princess, or all of the above.

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Pears

Are you pumped for pear season? An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but fresh pears are just as good – and just as much a quintessential fall fruit as the ubiquitous apple! Premium pears from Pittman & Davis are not only refreshing, they are also nutritious and satisfying. With over a thousand varieties of pears to choose from, you can go can choose fresh pears delivered that either have a crunchy or soft peel paired with juicy, sweet flesh and unique flavors that range from citrusy, to floral, to vanilla-like.

Wondering where you can order pears online that are the best available? There are many ways you can enjoy a box of pears from Pittman & Davis! With so many different varieties of pears online, however, you’ll want to make sure your pear delivery contains the right pears both for your taste and for the types of recipes you’re preparing. Here are just a few of the varieties of pears shipped from Pittman & Davis that show up in our pear gift baskets each season:

  • D’Anjou Pears come in green and red colors and are considered to be the most common pears found in grocery stores and supermarkets. You can easily tell an Anjou pear from other varieties by its egg-shaped, short, plump body. This pear is notoriously juicy and firm and offers a sweet mellow flavor.
  • Bartlett Pears are the traditional canning pears that have a definitive citrus aroma packed inside a juicy, mild-flavored flesh. The Bartlett Pear is soft and easily bruises especially when ripe.
  • Comice Pears are for you if you want a juicy, sugary-sweet, and creamy green or red pear. The Comice Pear is a fine-textured pear with an earthy, fruity flavor and aroma. These luscious fruits are great for snacking but can be used to make scrumptious baked pear recipes.
  • Starkrimson Pears are a mild, sweet winter red pear with a subtle floral aroma. They’re very juicy when ripe and have a pleasant, smooth texture, making them perfect for snacking, salads, or any fresh use that shows off the brilliance of their bright red skins.

Pittman & Davis Pears are a Healthy Snack

Pear baskets from Pittman & Davis make wonderful gifts, because pears are not only delicious…they’re also super good for you! Just one medium-sized pear is low in calories, fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free, and full of fiber (which helps aid digestion and promotes weight loss). Pears are also a natural source of anthocyanin, vitamin C and other antioxidants (which are necessary for bone and tissue health). In fact, studies show that eating pears can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as help you improve immune system function and lower your risk for infection.

A medium-sized pear (about 5 oz.) from your pear fruit basket typically has about:

  • 100 calories
  • 3 g fat
  • 27 g carbohydrates
  • 17 g sugars
  • 8 mg sodium
  • High in Vitamins C, K, minerals and antioxidants

Ways to Use Pears (in Addition to Eating Fresh Out of Hand!)

Wondering what to do with all the pears in your pear gift basket? Fresh, raw pears complement many foods, such as cheese, nuts, seeds, garlic and even onions. Include slices of pear along with apples and crackers on a cheeseboard when entertaining, or try adding slices of pear to a grilled cheese sandwich. Chopped pears even making a wonderful topping for pizza! And of course, a fruit salad including pears makes a wonderful snack, salad or dessert. No matter how you plan to use them, you’ll find pears online from Pittman & Davis that will suit your needs! Pear gifts can also be dried, frozen and preserved in other ways quite easily so you can enjoy them all year round.