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Century Sand Pears

For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Seasonality: Sep-May
Origin: China

With its golden brown, sandy exterior and firm yet tender flesh, the Century Sand Pear is a perfect match for those with a discerning palate. Its flavor is both sweet and slightly tart with a hint of floral undertones that will make your tastebuds swoon.

Sand Pears are incredibly refreshing peeled and eaten raw as a snack, although throughout Asia pears are sometimes added to stir-fries, soups and stews. In China, pears are steamed with rock sugar and cinnamon for a sweet and fragrant dessert.

Sand Pears ripen on the tree and maintain their crisp texture long after being picked. They are individually wrapped in foam net socks for protection during transit. Sand pears can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.