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
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
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Seckel Pears are available late summer through spring.
Brownish yellow and russet, most often having a dark reddish blush, the small almost bite-size Seckel pear, pronounced SEHK-uhl, sometimes has a dull green cast. A very sweet pear with a rather grainy texture, this hybrid offers a subtly spicy flavor.
Providing some vitamin C and dietary fiber, one medium pear has about 100 calories.
Intensify flavor by marinating slices in pear brandy. Halves make attractive garnish for salads and sandwiches. Seckel pears are excellent for pickling and spicing. Taking longer to ripen than other pears, this pear is a very good keeper when refrigerated. To store, place in a fruit bowl or basket and keep at room temperature until ripe.
The first American pears were raised from seed, which like apples, do not breed true to variety. Because of this, American pears became even more diverse than their European ancestors, resulting in many pure American strains.
Believed to be a truly American pear and named in honor of a Pennsylvania farmer who discovered it around 1820, the Seckel is thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European pears. Quite different from any European variety, this variety is the smallest of all commercially grown pears and sometimes called a sugar pear.
Recipes that include Seckel Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Grow It Cook It Can It||Seckel Pears Canned In Red Wine Syrup|
|My Man's Belly||Chocolate Hazelnut Pear Frangipane Tart|
|Food Blogga||Watercress, Pear, and Brie Salad|
|David Lebovitz||French Pear & Almond Tart|
|Use Real Butter||Pear Liqueur|
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Sprouts Farmers Market
Near South Coast Metro, California, United States
About 155 days ago, 2/18/14
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Rouses in mandeville Near Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
About 184 days ago, 1/21/14
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 269 days ago, 10/28/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Metropolitan Market. Perfect afternoon....evening snack ;)
whole foods lynnfield Near Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
About 272 days ago, 10/25/13
north Idaho Idaho, United States
About 276 days ago, 10/20/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at north Idaho.
Vince & Joe's Gourmet Market Near Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan, United States
About 339 days ago, 8/19/13
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Vince & Joe's Gourmet Market.
Market Basket Near Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
About 363 days ago, 7/25/13