This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout
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.
Taylor's Gold Pears
Inventory, 15 lbs : 0
Taylor's Gold pears are available from the fall through the early winter months.
Taylor’s Gold is an early season European pear variety related to the Comice pear. This European variety, botanically Pyrus communis, is most widely grown and found in New Zealand. The tasty Taylor’s Gold pears made its beverage debut in the fall of 2014 in Bold Rock Pear, a Virginia-based company’s hard cider.
Taylor's Gold pears have a shape very similar to a Comice pear; large and full at the base with no neck and a thick stem. They have a smooth, uniform, cinnamon-colored skin that may take on the occasional rose blush. With a delicate aroma and creamy flesh that is juicy and very tender, Taylor’s Gold pears offer a rich, sweet flavor.
Taylor’s Gold pears are ideal for making pies and sauces. Enjoy fresh out-of-hand, sliced on a salad, or pair with blue cheese or gorgonzola. The texture and sweetness of the Taylor’s Gold pear is well suited for baking. Ripen fruit at room temperature. Refrigerate ripe fruit for only a day or two.
This russet pear was first discovered in an orchard owned by Michael King-Turner in 1986 near Nelson, New Zealand. Initially believed to be a natural mutation of a Comice pear, the Taylor’s Gold pear is more likely a natural cross between a Bosc and a Comice pear. Taylor’s Gold has found popularity in New Zealand and was first grown in the US in Washington State in 1998 to mixed results. Taylor’s Gold pears are available in limited quantities.
Recipes that include Taylor's Gold Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Jenni Field's Pastry Chef||Taylor's Gold Pear Sorbetto|
|Culinary Adventures with Camilla||Pumpkin-Pear Hand Pies|
|The Kitchn||Lychee and Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream with Merlot Poached Pears|
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Near Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
About 53 days ago, 12/03/14
Pike Place Market
Sosio's Produce In Pike Place MarketNear Seattle, Washington, United States
1st Ave and Pike St., Seattle 98101
About 57 days ago, 11/29/14
Spotter's comments : Taylor's Gold Pears spotted at Pike Place Market. Local Taylor Gold Pears!
punlix in edgewater florida Near New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
About 222 days ago, 6/17/14
Metropolitan Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 235 days ago, 6/04/14
Spotter's comments : Taylor's Gold Pears spotted at Metropolitan Market. Taylor Golds from New Zealand!!
Ken's Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 420 days ago, 12/01/13
Spotter's comments : Taylor's Gold Pears spotted at Ken's Market. Washington grown and sweet!
chachos Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 458 days ago, 10/24/13
Spotter's comments : Taylor's Gold Pears spotted at chachos. Sweet, juicy flesh so smooth it melts in your mouth!