New season Pears (Packham and Nashi)
New season Packham Pears have just started, and replace the quick to ripen William variety. Packham Pears take much longer to ripen than Williams, and tend not to change their colour to yellow. New season Nashi Pears are also available, crisp and crunchy like an apple but with a pear like flavour.
The two new season apple varieties that are available are the Royal Gala, and the Fuji. New season Pink Lady and Granny Smith varieties are still a few weeks away, but the “old season” ones are still very good.
The “Shepard” variety of avocado will replace the Hass variety for about the next four weeks. The Shepard is a “greenskin” avocado, as the skin stays green as they ripen. The season starts in March, and goes through until May.
Have a great week!