Starkrimson Pears

Rushing Rivers PearsStarkrimson pears were discovered in the early 1950s in Missouri as a branch of red pears on a tree that typically produced green pears. In 1956, Stark Brothers Nursery patented this variety and began selling trees for commercial production. Today, Starkrimson is becoming a well-known summer pear thanks to its mild sweet flavor and beautiful appearance.


Exterior: Crimson red in color with a thick, stocky stem. Skin brightens as it ripens
Interior: Smooth fine-grained and pale off-white flesh
Experience: Balance of juicy and sweet flavors combine with floral undertones to make this summer pear a real treat

How To Use Starkrimson Pears


Snacking, salads, and paired with cheese

When Can I Find Starkrimson Pears


Starkrimson pears are one of the first off the tree each August in Washington State. They are available through December.

Look For The Ladybug

Starkrimson pears are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Starkrimson pears are sold under our Artisan Organics label.

Starkrimson Pear Fun Facts

  • The striking crimson color of Starkrimson pears makes it a great choice for coloring up a green salad
  • Starkrimson pears go well with strong cheeses like blue and goat.
  • The name for this pear is a combination of the nursery that propagated it and its color.


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