Story: Apples and pears

Pear varieties

Pear varieties

Winter Nelis (left) and Beurre Bosc (right) are two of the most common European pear varieties grown in New Zealand. Winter Nelis are a medium-sized pear with a sweet, firm flesh. Their yellow-green skins are covered in russet dots or patches. Beurre Bosc pears have long tapering necks and rough brown skins. They are sweet and juicy, with grainy-textured flesh.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Cultivars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008