Any of various pears chiefly of Japanese and Chinese origin that have crisp juicy flesh, usually resemble an apple in shape, and typically have yellow, brown, or green skin.
The bulk of commercial production in the United States come from California and Oregon, with a smaller supply coming out of Washington, Kentucky and Alabama.
Handling and Storage
Asian Pears are delicate therefore they are always picked by hand. Asian Pears should be crisp and crunchy when eaten. Avoid bruised or soft fruit. If you want to keep them for a longer period of time, store in the refrigerator for up to a week depending on their ripeness.