Inventory, 40 lbs : 0.45
This item was last sold on : 08/21/14
Bosc pears are available year round.
Bosc pears develop their sweetness before other pears do in their ripening process, these pears can be eaten before their flesh has become fully soft.
The Bosc, pronounced Bahsk, has a long tapering neck and lengthy stem. Shaped like no other pear and ranging from deep yellowish-brown to dark tan, its tender skin is brushed with bronze-russet markings. The dense crunchy flesh of this pear is sweetly spicy. To test for ripeness, use the typical thumb test for pears at its stem end. Bosc pears will yield to slight pressure somewhat less than other ripe pears because of their extra firm texture.
Pears offer a good source of vitamin C, folate and dietary fiber. One medium-sized pear has less than 100 calories. Most of the vitamin C content is in the skin of the fruit, so pears should be eaten unpeeled. Providing some potassium and iron, pears contain pectin, a soluble fiber that helps control cholesterol levels.
Having a sturdy dense flesh, this pear is ideal for cooking, especially poaching, sautéing or baking. The Bosc pairs perfectly with cheese, enjoy on a cheese plate or try a baked or slow roasted pear stuffed with gorgonzola. Thinly sliced and baked into a tart with crystallized ginger and rosemary makes for a simple yet flavorful dessert. To store, keep at room temperature until ripe and then refrigerate.
A pear with several synonyms, the Bosc is also called Buerré and Butter Brine for its buttery texture, Calabasse Bosc for its gourd-like shape and is also called Kaiser Alexander in some countries.
First introduced to the eastern United States in the early 1830s, the Bosc pears grown in the United Stated today are considered to have originated in France. Bosc pears grow well in the Northwest, especially with the soil and climate of Oregon and Washington State. California also supplies these popular pears to the market.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Stout Public House||San Diego CA||619-702-7933|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|Crust Pizzeria||Carlsbad CA||760-944-1111|
|Hash House A Go Go||San Diego CA||619-298-4646|
|Pacific Views Event Center-Camp Pendleton||Oceanside CA||760-763-1675|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Milton's Delicatessen, Grill & Bakery||Del Mar CA||858-792-2225|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Sorority Cuisine - Delta Gamma||San Diego CA||916 847 9896|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|Crosby National Golf Club LLC||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-227-0172|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|Carolines Seaside Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-202-0569|
|Remedy Foods||San Diego CA||858-945-4963|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Vertex||San Diego CA||858-404-6612|
|100 wines||San Diego CA||619.491.0100|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Chez Loma||Coronado CA||619-435-0661|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Warren Walker School Mission Valley||San Diego CA||619-223-3663|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-508-0849|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
|Rubicon Deli Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||858-488-3354|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Come On In UCSD||La Jolla CA||858-657-9166|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Villa Capri Cucina Italiana||San Diego CA||858-720-8777|
|Juice||San Diego CA||646-250-8505|
|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Social Experiment Bar & Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
Recipes that include Bosc Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Eat and Dust||Chocolate and Pear Tart with Lime Syrup|
|Natural Noshing||Prosciutto- Wrapped Endive Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Pear|
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