Oregon grown 'Bosc Pears'
The Beurré Bosc or Bosc is a cultivar of the European Pear (Pyrus communis) grown in the northwestern U.S. states of California, Washington, and Oregon; Australia; as well as in British Columbia, Ontario and Europe, where it is sometimes called Kaiser.
The Beurré Bosc was cultivated first in France. The name Bosc is given after a French horticulturist named Louis Bosc.
Characteristic features are a long tapering neck and russeted skin. Its white flesh is denser, crisper and smoother than that of the 'Williams' or 'D'Anjou' pear. It is called the "aristocrat of pears". It is suitable to be used in poaching.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||250 kJ (60 kcal)|
|Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.|
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