Pear of the Week

Pears can look quite shabby at this time of year as they have been in storage since September and the skin becomes quite sensitive to marking. However, eating quality of the best varieties should still be fine: Abaté Fétèl, Comice, Migo and Rocha.

QTee is now reappearing from South Africa as the new season starts (in M&S and Waitrose). This arrived ahead of Green Williams (aka Williams Bon Chretian), which normally gets the new season going and is a more traditional pear that needs to soften: fragrant and fresh (seen in Morrisons and Waitrose, so far).