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The Nashi pear, Pyrus pyrifolia, is sometimes called the Asian pear . It has also been called Japanese pear or Taiwan Pear, as well as sand pear, apple pear, bapple, papple, and bae, from the Korean 배. In India is it called nashipati. Nashi pears are widely grown for their sweet fruit, a popular food in East Asia. They are sweet on the tree and are eaten crisp or else bletted.
Nashi pears generally are not baked in pies or made into jams because they have a high water content and a crisp, grainy texture, very different from the buttery European varieties. Also, Nashi pears are not as intensely sweet, having a more refreshing, light taste.
They are grown in various areas in Japan under different cultivar and brand names.
I have the luck to be offered every summer a full box of them coming from Yaizu City where their brand name is “Shinsui”/新水. They are the perfect fruit for a hot summer and have far more value than a whole bottle of soda!
5 thoughts on “Shizuoka Agricultural Products: Nashi Pear”
I discovered these when I was in a Florida farmers market.
Bit into it and drenched my mouth and the front of my blouse.
Is it possible that I have a Nashi pear tree growing in front of my house?
I can never get enough of them! Especially after a hot day of work!
I had a nashi this morning with my breakfast. It was grown in the Hirono area of Shizuoka city, absolutely mouth-watering!