Resembling a colorful celery stalk, this vegetable is most commonly used as a fruit and grows in two main varieties. Field-grown rhubarb has attractive dark red stalks and green leaves.
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Conference pears are available during most of the year with a peak season in the late fall and winter.
Conference pears are also known as ‘Belgium pears’ in some parts of the world, so called for their country of origin.
Conference pears are long and thin with a bright green skin and mottled brown spots. They are sweet and juicy with a smooth-textured flesh. Conference pears need time to ripen, maybe a week or two on the counter. Their excellent storage qualities make the sweet fruit ideal for exporting.
These Belgian pears are good fresh out-of-hand as well as baked or cooked. Make sure the pears are ripe to maximize their flavor. Poach pears in simple syrup with a cinnamon stick or bake them in a tart. Add to salads or add to cheese plates as a flavorful compliment.
The mottled Conference pear is only grown in Belgium, the Netherlands and in some parts of France. They were discovered in 1884 named for the British National Pear Conference in 1895 where the pear was first exhibited. These popular European pears can be found in England, the US and have been imported to China since 2011, after success in Hong Kong and Singapore.
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Near Shanghai, Shanghai, China
About 206 days ago, 5/17/13
Spotter's comments : Fresh Conference pears are available