The rind is dark yellow and easy to peel, while the pulp inside is bright red.
Displaying vibrant violet hues, Purple cauliflower may be different in color than its white counterpart, however, on the outside, that is the only difference. The entire plant (floret, stalk and leaves) is edible.
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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.
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, Pyrus pyrifolia, and a European pear, Pyrus communis.
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.
|Residence Inn Downtown Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-487-1200|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Tiger Tiger||San Diego CA||619-764-5475|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
Recipes that include Seckel Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Kid Cultivation||Roasted Seckel Pears with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream and Thyme|
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The Milk Pail Market
Near Los Altos, California, United States
About 96 days ago, 11/05/15
PCC Natural Markets
PCC Natural Markets - FremontNear Seattle, Washington, United States
600 N 34th St, Seattle 98103
About 132 days ago, 9/30/15
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at PCC Natural Markets. Local River Valley Organic Seckel Pears are juicy, very sweet and adorable!
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Mike CironeNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 160 days ago, 9/02/15
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Garden State Farm Market Near Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
About 496 days ago, 9/30/14
Meijer Near Newell, Illinois, United States
About 512 days ago, 9/15/14
Sprouts Farmers Market Near South Coast Metro, California, United States
About 720 days ago, 2/18/14
Spotter's comments : Seckel Pears spotted at Sprouts Farmers Market.