Medium to large in size the Alemow can be recognized by its protruding mammilla or its knob-like and bumpy exterior. Its shape is round to ovate.
Each Mekanzou is less than two inches in length. Mekanzou offer a slightly sweet taste and tender texture when young. Older sprouts will be more fibrous and have a slightly bitter aftertaste
Inventory, 40 lbs : 5.10
This item was last sold on : 07/21/14
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.
|Villa Capri Cucina Italiana||San Diego CA||858-720-8777|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Roppongi||San Diego CA||858-551-5252|
|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Remedy Foods||San Diego CA||858-945-4963|
|Warren Walker School Mission Valley||San Diego CA||619-223-3663|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|J six||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Carolines Seaside Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-202-0569|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Mimmos Italian Village||San Diego CA||619-239-3710|
|Turquoise Coffee||San Diego CA||858-412-5377|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Come On In UCSD||La Jolla CA||858-657-9166|
|Stout Public House||San Diego CA||619-702-7933|
|Olivenhain Guest Home||Encinitas CA||760-753-5082|
|Brothers Cafe & Catering||San Diego CA||619-595-0295|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
|Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|100 wines||San Diego CA||619.491.0100|
|Whisknladle||San Diego CA||858-551-7575|
|Cody's at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-459-0040|
|Tractor Room||San Diego CA||619-543-1007|
|Gossip Grill||San Diego CA||619-260-8023|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Milton's Delicatessen, Grill & Bakery||Del Mar CA||858-792-2225|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
|Chez Loma||Coronado CA||619-435-0661|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-4062|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|Caramel Collective||San Diego CA||206-595-5504|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||760-822-3593 sal|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Cucina Urbana||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Vertex||San Diego CA||858-404-6612|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|Hash House A Go Go||San Diego CA||619-298-4646|
Recipes that include Bosc Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Eat and Dust||Chocolate and Pear Tart with Lime Syrup|
|The Kitchn||Bill Granger's Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf|
|Taste and Tell||Baked Pear Vanilla French Toast|
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