The Burford Pear is a slightly more round variety, as opposed to the traditional pyriform "pear-shape", and has greenish-yellow skin that blushes pink as it ripens. The yellowish, crisp interior flesh has refreshing flavor, similar to an Asian pear without any grittiness. It is a great all-purpose pear suitable for eating fresh, canning and preserving, or making perry and pear vinegar. The first Burford pear was discovered in Amherst County, VA in the late 1800s. Although interest is growing, the pear's availability at present is extremely limited.
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