Pick a Perfect Pear or Two!
Mott’s® Fresh pears
Mott’s® knows apples and apple products, but we know pears too! Now you can enjoy all the same sweet, juicy goodness you’ve come to love in Mott’s® Fresh pears. We take pride in providing you and your family only the best, freshest fruit, every time.
Try All Three Delicious Varieties:
The Anjou is an egg-shaped variety. Its thin skin is light green to yellowish-green in color. Anjou pears do not change color as they ripen like other pear varieties do. The flesh is fine and creamy. Enjoy fresh or in salads.
Did You Know?
Mott’s® Fresh pears are grown in the United States, Argentina, and Chile.
Mott’s® Fresh pears make for a delicious, healthy snack.
Mott’s® Fresh pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and it’s no wonder why! They contain 100 calories per serving, and are sodium free, fat free, and cholesterol free. Pears are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of Vitamins C and K, as well as copper.
Sweet and juicy
This bell-shaped variety has a thin skin and white, granular flesh. The Bartlett is known as the canning pear, but is excellent in recipes or eaten fresh out of hand, too.
Golden Russet Bosc
Tender and sweet
The Bosc has an elegant symmetrical shape with a long, tapered neck. This variety is unique for its cinnamon-brown russet color, which covers tender, sweet flesh. Enjoy fresh or in baking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pick a perfect pear?
Pears possess a unique characteristic: they do not fully ripen on the tree. Instead, they ripen after harvest. Pears are hand harvested at full maturity, but before they are ripe. Select pears that are fresh looking, without bruises and external damage. Pears that give to gentle pressure will be ripe, sweet, and juicy.
What is the best way to store my pears?
Just like apples, pears are ethylene producers, meaning they produce a natural, non-harmful gas that can speed up the ripening of other produce. To prevent this from happening, simply store pears in a plastic bag.
Store ripe pears in the coolest part of the refrigerator to slow the ripening process. Store unripe pears in a warm part of the kitchen to encourage ripening.
How can I keep pears from browning?
Browning, or oxidation, is a natural process that occurs when cut pears are exposed to oxygen. This can be slowed by acidulating the cut surfaces with a mild solution of 50% water and 50% lemon juice, which can either be brushed on or dipped in. Although this process won’t completely stop the browning of your pear, it will provide you with a little extra time to enjoy your delicious fruit. We suggest your cut pear be used as quickly as practical. Lightly poaching pears will also slow the browning, and it is a good way to prepare pears for use in salads.
Why are some pears brown or have brown spots?
Several varieties are naturally brown or have spots called russeting. It is normal and naturally occurring for the variety. You don’t need to peel the skin on russeted pears—take a bite and you’ll see that the flavor is fantastic. You cannot judge a pear by its color, as most don’t change color as they ripen. Russeted varieties are just as sweet as their red, yellow, and green counterparts.