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Shinko Asian Pears
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Shinko Asian pears are larger in size than most Asian pears, round in shape with brown skin and tiny white speckles. The Shinko Asian pear is sweet and juicy with a brandy aroma and a crisp, firm texture.
Shinko Asian pears are available in the fall.
There are thousands of different known varieties of Asian pears that can be divided into two main groups. The Shinko Asian pear is of the Japanese variety group, which have round fruits and somewhat similar to an apple in size and shape versus the Chinese varieties which produce fruit that are pear-shaped like European pear varieties. It is a hybrid of the Ussuri pear and the Japanese sand pear. The Asian pear, unlike European pear varieties, need to be tree ripen to reach peak flavor.
Recipes that include Shinko Asian Pears. One is easiest, three is harder.