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FORELLE PEARS

CRISP, TANGY, AND REFRESHINGLY SWEET

ITEM: 16088 | PACK SIZE: 2/5 bushel

Seasonality:

  • March through August from Chile
  • October through January from USA

Bite-Sized Delights:

  • Ripen at room temperature; green skins turns to a bright yellow with red freckling
  • Red freckling is called “lenticels”
  • Smaller in size
  • Naturally sweet flavor

History:

  • Originated in the 1600s in northern Germany
  • “Forelle” means trout in German — most likely due to its red freckling with similar colors to a rainbow trout
  • Introduced to US in 1800s
  • Now produced in Oregon and Washington, as well as in Chile