Yali Pear

November 13th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you like the girl with the gorgeous skin and beautiful eyes, but not a lot going on in her head, then this Yali Pear is the fruit for you!
APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Large tear shaped pear with pale yellow skin, a long brown stem and white flesh

AROMA Rating: ★★★½☆

Sweet with the slightest bit of butterscotch

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★☆

Very thin skin with crunchy, grainy, and juicy flesh

TASTE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Fairly bland and watery, some sweetness, a hint of lemon with a mildly bitter peel

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

I am not impressed at all with this pear.  I suppose it could be good in a salad for texture and juice, but flavor is so boring I fell asleep chewing it. If I wanted crunchy water, I would just eat ice and save my two dollars.

FRUIT

Pear

VARIETY

Yali

PEAK

Fall-Winter

ORIGIN

China

GROWN

Kingsburg Orchards
Kingsburg, CA

PURCHASED

Grocery Store

NOTES

I have read that these can be very sweet pears, likened to Verner’s gingerale. Mine were nothing like that, but maybe I’ll give them another try if I see them again. Or maybe I won’t as there are just much better pears out there. Who knows.

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  • robbie Sep 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I’ve tried the Yali picked yellow (after commercial harvest). The fruit had a sweet flavor with a touch and smell like cinnamon. A great flavor. I tried one picked the same way the next year and found it as you described???

  • Pam Jan 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I have tried this pear. I bought it at Reading Terminal-Phila. As you stated, it is beautiful to look at so I bought it out of curiousity. Not knowing a thing about it, when I took my first bite I thought, “could this be an apple/pear hybrid?” So I went on Internet to look up and found your site. Anyway it was not as sweet as you said you heard it could be but wasn’t as tasteless as you described yourself. I have two more. Maybe I let them really ripen before I try another to see if that helps. But I agree, I won’t be searching to buy it again. Too many other tasty fruits to enjoy.

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