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Pears are an excellent source of fibre and a good source of vitamin C for only 100 calories per serving. They are sodium, fat and cholesterol free. 

The major varieties grown in Ontario are Bartlett (the overwhelming favorite), Clapp's Favourite, Bosc and Flemish Beauty.

Bartlett, the most common pear world-wide, is bell-shaped, sweet and soft with a light green skin that turns yellow when ripe. It has long been prized for canning and has a buttery texture and mild, sweet flavour. 

Clapp's Favourite is similar to the Bartlett in shape, with white flesh and exceptional sweetness. Its skin turns golden yellow when ripe.

Bosc has an elegant elongated shape with a slender neck and is still relatively crunchy when ripe. An unripe Bosc has brown skin that changes to a golden russet colour as it ripens. It's flesh is yellow and buttery, sweet, and juicy, making it best enjoyed eaten fresh.

Flemish Beauty is roundish, with thick clear yellow skin speckled with red when ripe. The creamy colored flesh becomes meltingly tender when ripe.


ontario pear news

APRIL 04, 2014

Local fruit and vegetable growers get financial boost

Grimsby Lincoln News

By Luke Edwards

BEAMSVILLE — As the jingle goes, good things grow in Ontario, and on Wednesday the province announced funding that will [read more]

APRIL 03, 2014

HNHB LHIN funds migrant agricultural worker health services

Community Health Centres in St. Catharines and Brantford to receive new funding

Grimsby Lincoln News
GRIMSBY — A new investment will make is easier for migrant [read more]

APRIL 03, 2014

Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Announce Local Food Fund Project

News Release

Ontario government to provide funding for consumer and retail awareness initiatives


For immediate release

Vineland, ON, April 3, 2014 – Ontario’s tender fruit growers are [read more]

DECEMBER 12, 2013

Innovation drives success of family fruit business

Innovation and new technology keeps the family tradition going for future generations.

Fruit grower Phil Tregunno is proud of being the fourth generation of his family [read more]

ontario pear events

JUNE 19, 2013 - JUNE 19, 2013

Essex Kent Orchard Tour 2013


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