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Champlain Orchards Eco Harrow Sweet European Pears

Average rating
(based upon 6 reviews)

Aromatic and sweet, these European Pears can be enjoyed when still firm, or allowed to ripen on the counter until soft, for a sweeter flavor.

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Storage Tips
Store in the refrigerator, or on the counter to encourage ripening.

Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

Champlain Orchards grows the following varieties of European Pears:Potomac, D'Anjou, Harrow Sweet, Shenandoah, Magness, Red Clapp and Seckel. This three pound tote bag is their choice variety for the week, depending on ripeness and hardiness for shipping.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards grow both organic fruits and minimally spray fruit where organic production is too difficult.
They specialize in apple products and have figured out how to store apples so even a Mac tastes like it's right off the tree in April! Their apple crop as well as their stone fruit crops are minimally sprayed to manage pests in an integrated practice with natural methods.
Fruits not indicated as Organic are minimally sprayed.


Reviews
Best pears
November 21, 2021 by

These pears have ruined my taste for any others. They start out hard and tasty; perfect for spinach or arugula salads and finish weeks later, juicy and sweet. I leave them at room temperature and snack on a bag for weeks.

unripe
November 13, 2021 by

When have received these pears close to ripening in past, they are delicious. But, we still have a batch from Oct. 20 order and they have not ripened at all, even sitting next to other fruit at room temp. Tried one - hard not sweet.


January 7, 2018 by

Have to agree that these are the best pears - I'd say way better than Harry & David's and much more reliably good and delicious than any supermarket pears.


December 9, 2017 by

These are simply luscious! (Note, you do have to leave the pears on the counter for 2-4 days for them to ripen a bit before you eat them, but it's totally worth the wait.) These pears manage to keep the balance between firm yet luscious and sweet. My kids love these pears. I don't want to eat any other kind of pear anymore!


December 9, 2017 by

Ridiculously good - even in December. How they store these for perfect ripeness each week must involve some sort of farmer magic.


December 2, 2017 by

The quality of these pears is outstanding! We would join Farmers to You for these pears alone. They arrive hard, ripen in a few days, and then keep for a long time in the frig. They are firm but juicy, sweet, the best -- on a par with the much more expensive Harry & David pears from Oregon.