Large tear shaped pear with pale yellow skin, a long brown stem and white flesh
Sweet with the slightest bit of butterscotch
Very thin skin with crunchy, grainy, and juicy flesh
Fairly bland and watery, some sweetness, a hint of lemon with a mildly bitter peel
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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.
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.
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???
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.
I love these pears although their flavor is very subdued. They are crisp like an apple and very juicy. They are wonderful sprinkled with a little cinnamon.