Taylor’s Gold is a cinnamon-coloured pear with a smooth, uniform russeted skin. It is very similar to Comice in its eating characteristics and has juicy, tender flesh with a delicate and delicious sweet flavour.
Ripening: Taylor’s Gold are reasonably solid pears, but as best eaten when the flesh has begun to soften. Look out for softness around the neck of the pear which indicates the core is softening (pears ripen from the core outwards). It is best to peel the fruit before eating.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ****
Taylor’s Gold is a lovely looking pear with wonderful eating quality.
Soft, sweet, russeted.
Names: Taylor’s Gold.
Origin: Taylor’s Gold is a natural mutation of Doyenné du Comice which was discovered by Michael King-Turner in his orchard at Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand, in 1986.
Grown in: Taylor’s Gold is primarily grown in New Zealand where the cooler growing conditions suit it very well. It is also grown in UK, South Africa and Northwest USA.
Harvest & Availability: Availability of Taylor’s Gold in UK is generally as follows:
- April: New Zealand
- May: New Zealand
- June: New Zealand
- July: New Zealand
- October: UK
- November: UK
- December: UK