Fresh Starkrimson Pears

Starkrimson 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.


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.


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

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Stemilt also grows Starkrimson pears organically under the 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.