Sunday, 23 August 2009

Asian Pear: Shinsui

I decided to cut off the bent branch before it broke with the weight of fruit, though I'd rather have left it in place.

I've come to the conclusion that this variety is best eaten straight from the tree, as it needs as much sun ripening as possible. It can be disappointingly insipid, like those asian pears available in the shops.

I tried one today that dropped off as i was picking it, and it had the distinct flavour of slightly-fermented pineapple that this variety has at it's best. 

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