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The Olympic Giant Asian Pear

Posted by Brittany Woolley on 11/25/2015 to Apple Varieties
The Olympic Giant Asian Pear


Sweet & Very Crisp... It's the Olympic Giant Asian Pear!

Did you know?
  • There are thousands of different known varieties of Asian Pears varying in shape and size
  • Asian Pears vary in color from golden yellow to russeted green and are often times speckled with small brown spots
  • Prized for their crunchy texture and creamy white flesh, the Asian Pear is exceptionally juicy with a sweet low acid flavor and fragrant aroma
  • Olympic Giant is a new variety that was developed in Korea
  • Variously known as A-Ri-Rang, Korean Giant
  • Asian Pears are often referred to as apple pears because of their crisp and juicy apple like consistency, even though they are of no relation to the apple
  • The Asian Pear has been in this country since the late 1800's but has not been planted regularly until the last 10 years  
  • Their crisp white flesh make them great for fresh eating and salads
  • "Olympic Giant" is the name of this variety of Asian Pear, not the size

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