Summer has flown by, and while I never want to wish it away, I LOVE the fall. For me, the first sign that it’s on the way is the beginning of the USA Pear harvest.
Among the first of the season: this Green Bartlett that showed up at the office yesterday. I can’t wait for it to ripen up – it’s the only major variety that will noticeably change skin color from green to yellow as it ripens. But of course, my go-to test for ripeness for any variety is to Check the Neck!
These delicious little beauties are en route to Moscow, Russia, for sampling. But they’ll start popping up soon in your local grocery stores, if they haven’t already, along with Red Bartletts and Starkrimson. These early season varieties are at center stage now – while the Anjou, Bosc, and others are still on the trees – so enjoy the first fresh, juicy, sweet, and delicious taste of fall!