Rita, a workmate, caught me eating a pear in the kitchen at work once. That's not unusual, I like my fruit. She complained that Australian pears are strange, and not as nice as the ones she grew up with in China.
And then I found this at my local fruit shop, Bushy Park.
This is the Fragrant Pear, grown in China. I usually prefer not to buy imported fruit, but I was keen to see what a proper Chinese pear tastes like.
It is crisp, juicy, very sweet, and has a perfumed taste. The skin is perfectly edible, but a bit tougher than most local varieties. It is delicious! These ones looked vey fresh, too.
So thanks, Rita, for encouraging me to try yet another new fruit!
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