Available year round, Parsnips have a peak season October to May. Parsnips, like carrots, may be used in sweet or savory preparations because of their high natural sugar content.
Star Ruby Grapefruit
The Star Ruby grapefruit is the benchmark standard of grapefruits regarding color, flavor and fragrance.
Inventory, 22 lbs : 0.96
This item was last sold on : 12/19/14
Seckel pears are available for a short time in the fall through the early winter.
The diminutive Seckel pears are sometimes referred to as “Sugar Pears” or “Candy Pear” for their sweet flavor. They are the smallest of all the commercially produced pears, and are quite possibly the only true American pear variety. Their true origin of Seckel pears is not known, but one theory is that it is a hybrid cross of an Asian and a European pear.
Seckel pears are a small, tear-drop shaped variety with a very round body and a short neck. The bit-sized pears have a green skin that can darken to an almost olive color and are marked with a red blush that ranges from a bright red to maroon. The creamy, white flesh of a Seckel pear is a bit more dense and coarse than other pears. For such a small pear, Seckels possesses the sweetest flavor profile of all the pear varieties.
Best for fresh use, but also known for being a dessert pear, Seckel pears lend a very sweet flavor to any application. Seckel pears are excellent for pickling and spicing; the small pears can be canned whole, or halved. Seckel pears make a great snack for small hands and fit nicely into lunch packs. Their sweet flavor lends well to baked goods like pies, tartlets and muffins. Use halved Seckel pears as a garnish or addition to a cheese plate. Seckel pears ripen from the inside-out, so the center softens first. To check for ripeness, press the fruit at the base of the stem. Taking longer to ripen than other pears, this pear keeps well when refrigerated. Ripen at room temperature.
It is believed that Seckel pears were discovered growing as a wild sapling in an orchard outside of Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Though there are some that argue that Seckel pears grew from seeds left by German immigrants travelling west. Today, Seckel pears can be found growing in the US Pacific Northwest.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
|TREO||Rancho Santa Fe CA||760-672-2587|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Table No. 10||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Chef Luis||Chula Vista CA||619-395-6532|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Eclipse Chocolate||San Diego CA||619-578-2984|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
Recipes that include Seckel Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|My Man's Belly||Chocolate Hazelnut Pear Frangipane Tart|
|Use Real Butter||Pear Liqueur|
|Grow It Cook It Can It||Seckel Pears Canned In Red Wine Syrup|
|David Lebovitz||French Pear & Almond Tart|
|Food Blogga||Watercress, Pear, and Brie Salad|
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Garden State Farm Market
Near Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
About 81 days ago, 9/30/14
Meijer Near Newell, Illinois, United States
About 96 days ago, 9/15/14
Sprouts Farmers Market Near South Coast Metro, California, United States
About 305 days ago, 2/18/14
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Rouses in mandeville Near Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
About 333 days ago, 1/21/14
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 418 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 421 days ago, 10/25/13
north Idaho Idaho, United States
About 426 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 488 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 513 days ago, 7/25/13