Special sweet scent
Smooth texture full of juice
The skin color of the La France hardly changes, differing from other European pears. Therefore, finding the best time to eat them is difficult.
Here is a key: Keep your La France pears at room temperature after delivery until they show their new wrinkles. The best timing for eating the La France should be regarded as a guideline because the speed of force-ripening depending on the temperature in storage. (Force-ripening is accelerated in warm storage.)
When a La France pear becomes good for eating, its axis is wilting, wrinkles appear around it. In addition, its sweet scent becomes stronger, and when it feels a little harder than your earlobe when you slightly press the parts near the axis, it is time to eat it.
1. Cut a La France pear into four equal parts without peeling.
2. Cut out the “axis part” in the middle like an apple.
3. Finally, peel the skin thinly and eat the pear.
Fruit juice will make your hand slippery. Therefore, be careful not to drop the fruit. Putting a La France pear into a refrigerator two to three hours before eating makes the pear tastier.
Do not peel the La France pear. Putting it into a refrigerator two to three hours before eating makes the pear tastier.
Hollow out the core in the center of the La France with a spoon and dispose of it.
Eat the flesh of fruit around the core by spooning it out. In this manner, you can enjoy the fully ripened La France pear.
Put your delivered fully ripened La France pears in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. Fully ripened pears cannot be preserved for a long time even in a refrigerator. Eat the fully ripened pears as soon as possible.
When La France pears are frozen for preservation
Cut a La France pear into two equal parts, cover each piece in plastic wrap and freeze them. Before eating a frozen La France pear, thaw it at room temperature and use a spoon to scoop the flesh of fruit out like sherbet.
Before freezing La France pears, make sure that they are fully ripe.
Information provided by the Yamagata Prefectural Headquarters of the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations.