Other Pome Fruit Category

Other Pome Fruit

This category includes quinces, Asian pears, and loquats.

Asian pear, apple pear, Chinese pear, Japanese pear, nashi, nashi pear
Asian pear
Asian pears are crunchy, juicy, and very fragrant. Growers produce over twenty different varieties in an assortment of sizes and colors. They're often served raw, but they can also be cooked, though they never become as soft as cooked pears.
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crab apple, crabapple, crabtrees, wild apples
crab apple
These small apples are too tart to eat raw, but they're loaded with pectin and make great jams and jellies.
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loquat, Chinese plum, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, nespolo, pipa
These are popular in Asia, where they're eaten raw and cooked into sauces that accompany meat. They bruise very easily, which may explain their rarity in American markets
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pome Fruit, false fruit
pome Fruit
The family of pome fruits include apples, pears, quinces, Asian pears, and loquats.
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quince, golden apple
This pleasantly tart fruit needs to be cooked before eating. Quinces are high in pectin, so they're commonly used to make jams and jellies. Some cooks simply bake them like apples. They come into season from August to December.
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