Actually a tuber, the sunchoke looks like a small, bumpy potato or ginger root. The knobby, thin-skinned exterior is usually tannish-gold to cream colored but some varieties are reddish or purplish.
Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith apples have a bright green skin that is often speckled with faint white lenticels (spots). Medium to large in size and round in shape, they are a firm and juicy apple with thick skin.
Inventory, 40 lbs : 7.85
This item was last sold on : 05/22/15
Bosc pears are available in the fall through the early spring.
Bosc pears are a winter variety of Pyrus communis, commonly known as the European pear. For centuries artists have chosen Bosc pears for their paintings and drawings because of their true pear shape and unique warm, russet skin. Bosc pears are known throughout Europe by many different names, those names carried with them around the world. The shapely pears are known as Beurré Bosc for their ‘buttery’ flavor and Calabasse Bosc for its gourd-like shape, they are also called Kaiser Alexander in some countries.
Bosc pears are a large variety with a long curved stem and an elongated neck that gradually ends in a rounded bottom; a “true pear” shape. Bosc pears have a golden russet-colored skin. The creamy, off-white flesh is tender yet crisp with an intense honeyed aroma. Bosc pears have a pleasantly sweet flavor with hints of fall spices. The flesh of a Bosc pear may be dense, but it is also quite juicy. To check for ripeness, press the base of the stem to see if the flesh gives a bit. Bosc pears will ‘give’ slightly less than other pear varieties. Occasional wrinkling can be found at the base of the stem when Bosc pears are ripe. These European pears are typically achieved full flavor and juiciness earlier in the ripening process than most other pears and can be enjoyed before the flesh softens.
Bosc pears can be enjoyed fresh, baked or even dried. When eaten fresh, they are best at room temperature. A common misconception is that Bosc pears must be peeled or cooked before being consumed, which is neither true nor necessary. Bosc pears stand up to cooking and retain their shape, making them ideal for tarts, pies and poaching. Grill halved Bosc pears and top with gorgonzola cheese and chopped walnuts. The flavor of Bosc pears isn’t overwhelmed by strong spices or other flavors. Add sliced Bosc pears to salads or cheese boards, or pair with roasted meats like chicken or pork. As with other pear varieties, ripen Bosc pears at room temperature and refrigerate up to a week.
The origin of Bosc pears is not truly known, confusion exists over whether they are native to France or Belgium. It is believed that the Bosc pear was raised from a seed in 1807 Belgium by M. Bosc, the Director of the Paris Botanical Garden. He named the pear Buerré Blanc, for its buttery texture and after himself. During the early 1800s in Europe, fruit was named for one of its characteristics (flavor, appearance) and its place of origin or the name of the person who discovered the fruit. Bosc pears are also known in some parts of Europe as Beurré d'Appremont, named for a French town. Bosc pears were first planted in the United States in the early 1830s and were first harvested in 1836. Originally planted in the Eastern part of the country, they now thrive in Oregon and Washington State in the Pacific Northwest United States.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Inland Tavern||San Marcos CA||760-744-8782|
|La Costa Glen South||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Mantra Yoga||Carlsbad CA||760-655-3277|
|Omnivore Eating Experiences||San Diego CA||619-890-0809|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
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|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Milton's Delicatessen, Grill & Bakery||Del Mar CA||858-792-2225|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|Juice||San Diego CA||646-250-8505|
|Vertex||San Diego CA||858-404-6612|
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|Via Italia Trattoria||Encinitas CA||760-479-9757|
|Scripps Ranch H.S.||San Diego CA||619-243-9332|
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|The Compass||Carlsbad CA||760-419-8343|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Fully Loaded Micro Juicery||Encinitas CA||760-944-2840|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Entwined Bistro & Wine Bar||Escondido CA||760-705-1556|
|Culinary Students||San Diego CA||619-296-3172|
|The Shout House||San Diego CA||619-231-6700|
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|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
|Rancho Valencia Spa||Del Mar CA||858-759-6490|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Stout Public House||San Diego CA||619-702-7933|
|Hash House A Go Go||San Diego CA||619-298-4646|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Coastal Crave||San Diego CA||858-566-6077|
|Alexander's on 30th||San Diego CA||619-281-2539|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
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|Nomad Donuts||San Diego CA||619-431-5000|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
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|Blue Ribbon Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-634-7671|
|The Market by Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-237-1335|
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|Half Door Brewing||San Diego CA||619-232-9845|
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|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
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|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Prepkitchen La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-875-7737|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Industry||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
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|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
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|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
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|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
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Recipes that include Bosc Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Taste and Tell||Baked Pear Vanilla French Toast|
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