Taylor’s Gold in a cinnamon-coloured pear with a smooth, uniform russeted skin. It is almost a russeted 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).
Origin: A natural mutation of Doyenné du Comice 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 South Africa and Northwest USA.
Harvest & Availability:
April to July: from New Zealand