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.
Midgen berries are round, white fruits with grey spots that grow to about 1/4" in diameter. The small spots give the berries a mauve hue.
Inventory, 40 lbs : 1.27
This item was last sold on : 10/19/14
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.
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Under Belly-Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|Eddie V's La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-5500|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Carolines Seaside Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-202-0569|
|Iron Pig Alehouse||San Diego CA||619-885-3718|
|Alexander's on 30th||San Diego CA||619-281-2539|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Knotty Barrel||San Diego CA||619-269-7156|
|Village Pizzaria||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|True Food-Fashion Valley||San Diego CA||619-810-2929|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Root Cellar Catering Co.||San Diego CA||760-846-2092|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Delta||San Diego CA||510-512-2213|
|Yogurt Escape Downtown||San Diego CA||917-817-9406|
|Bazinga Eatery||San Diego CA||619-519-9623|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Chez Loma||Coronado CA||619-435-0661|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Vertex||San Diego CA||858-404-6612|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|Dobsons||San Diego CA||619-231-6771|
|Fish Public||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|Brothers Cafe & Catering||San Diego CA||619-595-0295|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Social Experiment Restaurant||San Diego CA||760-415-2380|
|Sorority Cuisine - Pibeta Phi||San Diego CA||619-778-0311|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Milton's Delicatessen, Grill & Bakery||Del Mar CA||858-792-2225|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Villa Capri Poway||Poway CA||858-391-9400|
|Turquoise Coffee||San Diego CA||858-412-5377|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Bernardo Heights Country Club||San Diego CA||858-487-4022|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Snake Oil Cocktail Company LLC||San Diego CA||858-382-5154|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Villa Capri 2 Family Style Trattoria||San Diego CA||858-538-5884|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Union Tribune||San Diego CA||619-299-3131|
|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
|Venissimo Cheese Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-491-0708|
|Royal Cafe||San Diego CA||619-501-4715|
|Sushi on a Roll||San Diego CA||619-702-1468|
|San Diego Desserts||San Diego CA||619-287-8186|
|Seasons of La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-456-8619 gate|
|Come On In UCSD||La Jolla CA||858-657-9166|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Bertrand at Mr A's Pastry||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Blue Ribbon Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Trattoria I Trulli||Encinitas CA||760-943-6800|
|Sbicca||Del Mar CA||858-481-1001|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse PB||San Diego CA||858-483-4624|
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|Edgewater Grill||San Diego CA||619-232-7581|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|Pacific Views Event Center-Camp Pendleton||Oceanside CA||760-763-1675|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Stout Public House||San Diego CA||619-702-7933|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
Recipes that include Bosc Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Natural Noshing||Prosciutto- Wrapped Endive Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Pear|
|The Kitchn||Bill Granger's Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf|
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