Varieties of Pears we use in our office fruit boxes

Forrelle Pear

One of the most colourful variety of Pear that look so good in the fruit basket you won’t want to eat them. These short and stumpy Pears are one of the smallest varieties available, they are a little larger than Seckel Pears. Apart from the shape they have a unique red freckle characteristic which sets the variety apart. Their flesh is crisp and moist, they are crisp, tangy and refreshingly sweet. If you don’t normally eat Pears this is a good week to start.

Abate Fetal Pears,

In our opinion the best tasting pears available. They are aromatic and very sweet with rich notes of honey. Valued for their creamy, crisp flesh and unusual elongated shape. If they have some slight bruising it’s a chraachteristic of the variety, it doesn’t impact the taste.

Types of Pears used in office fruit baskets
Types of Pears used in office fruit baskets

Best time to eat Pears

You can’t tell by looking on at the skin of a Pear as they ripen from the inside out ! To see if your pear is ripe then apply a little pressure to the top of the pear near the stem. If you feel some give then the pear is ready to be eaten ! If your pear is not ready to eat, put it in a brown paper bag and this will speed up the ripening process.

The UK Pear season is September and October.


According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one medium pear weighing approximately 178 grams (g) contains:

  • 101 calories
  • 0 g of fat
  • 27 g of carbohydrate, including 17 g of sugar and 6 g
  • 1 g of protein


Keep refrigerated, but eat at room temperature for the best flavour.Pears will be crunchier if stored in the fridge.  If you like them softer then keep them at room temperature until they are as soft as you want. Rinse before you eat.