Heirloom Apples

Heirloom Fruit Varieties

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Bartlett
Bartlett: This pear has the classic “pear shape” with a rounded
bottom and gradual neck. They are harvested green and allowed to
ripen in storage where they turn a yellowish color. Smooth texture
and sweet flavor. First grown in England in 1765, they were brought
to Massachusetts in 1799.
Bosc
Bosc: While there is dispute over where the Bosc developed, Belgium or France, it debuted in the U.S. on the east coast in 1832. An elongated neck, and brownish russeted skin makes its appearance unique. The Bosc has firm, dense flesh and is great for baking, cooking and eating fresh.
Comice
Comice: Often called the "Christmas" pear, the Comice is not limited to just the holiday season. Originating in Angers, France in the 1800's, this pear has a sweet buttery taste. Because of its sweetness, it is often included in dessert trays.
Forelle
Forelle: One of the smaller pear varieties, the Forelle usually has red freckles, or lenticles. Originating in the 1600's in Germany, their name means "Trout" in German. They possess a delicious sweet flavor, and a slightly crisp texture. Being somewhat smaller than most pears, they make an excellent snack. They are especially good when cooked.
Green Anjou
Green Anjou: This egg shaped variety originated in 1850's Angers, France. Their sweet, buttery flavor makes them a great snack. Excellent for baking or cooking.
Red Anjou
Red Anjou: Identical to the Green Anjou in every way but skin color, the Red Anjou can offer a striking presentation with its deep, rich maroon color. The variety first appeared as a 'bud sport' on a Green Anjou tree in Parkdale, (Hood River Valley) Oregon.
 

 

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