Aomori Nanbu General Leclerc Western Pears (2pc)


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Aomori is a producer of both western pears, such as General Leclerc and La France, and Japanese pears, such as Chojuro, Kosui, and Tama. The town of Nambu in southern Aomori is the number one producer of General Leclerc in Japan.

The General Leclerc pear is a western pear variety identified in the outskirts of Paris, France in 1950. With golden-coloured skin, the fruit is juicy and flavourful. It is uncommon to find this variety in the market due to its short peak season between November and December. General Leclerc has become one of Aomori’s most prized fruits with Nanbu town being the only major producer and production having dwindled even in France.

Choose a pear with some weight and little marks. Store it in a cool dry place or wrap in newspaper and refrigerate.

General Leclerc pears are medium to large in size and are tear-drop shaped with a large bulbous base that tapers into a smaller neck with a thick dark brown stem. The thin skin is smooth with a yellow-green base and is covered in honey brown spotting and mottling. The flesh is crisp, white to ivory, and firm with a central core encasing a few small, black-brown seeds. When ripe, General Leclerc pears are juicy with a balanced sweet-tart flavour.