The "Pyrus pyrifolia" Asian pear was originally from central China, where it is called "Li" whilst the term "Nashi" is Japanese for pear. This variety is a cultivar from the Korean peninsula, with a shape that isn't always regular, having slight lumps at the tip. A large fruit (approx. 400 g), its flesh is very sweet and juicy. The skin is orangey red. Ripens from the end of September to the beginning of October. Good preservability.
Last update: 13/07/2007
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