Bosc pears in stores shortly

The Ontario Tender Fruit Growers advise that Bosc pears will be on the shelves shortly.  These crunchy, slender-necked fruits comprise about 30 per cent of total Ontario commercial pear production.

 

The Bosc has brown skin that changes to a golden russet colour as it ripens. Its flesh is yellow and buttery, sweet, and juicy, making it best enjoyed eaten fresh, but the density of the flesh also makes it suitable for baking and cooking.

 

Bosc pears are not a Canadian cultivar, although they are widely grown across Canada and have been extensively trialed. They are thought to have been developed in the early 1800s by Dr. John-Baptise Van Mons in Belgium. 

Pears: Area, Production, Farm Value, Price and Yield, Ontario

Imperial units

Year

Harvested Area (acres)

Marketed Production
(‘000 lbs)

Farm Value (a) ($’000)

Average Price (cents/lb)

Average Yield (lbs/acre)

2017

977

8,784

6,764

77.00

8,991

 

Metric units

Year

Harvested Area (ha)

Marketed Production (tonnes)

Farm Value (a)
($' 000)

Average Price ($/tonne)

Average Yield (tonnes/ha)

2017

395

3,984

6,764

1,697.6

10.1

 

(a) Does not include government subsidy payments

 

Source: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/stats/hort/pear.htm

Source: http://www.ontariotenderfruit.ca

Source: http://fooddaycanada.ca/made-in-canada/bosc-pear-beurre-bosc

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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