Juicy and Sweet with Floral Undertones
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.
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
Starkrimson pears are available under the Stemilt Rushing Rivers label, while organic Starkrimson pears can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.
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How to use Starkrimson
When can I find Starkrimson ?
Stemilt’s Starkrimson pears are harvested in August in Washington State, and are available through December.
- 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.