Story: Apples and pears

Nashi pear

Nashi pear

Small volumes of Asian or nashi pears (Pyrus pyrifolia) are grown in New Zealand, mainly in the Waikato. Resembling apples more than pears, nashi have crisp, juicy flesh and a subtly sweet flavour.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Cultivars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2020)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008