Are apple pears the same as Asian pears?
Keeping this in view, what is the difference between pears and Asian pears?
Asian pears are uniform in color (yellowish-tan) and shaped more like apples, with a completely different texture and taste. Asian pears do not change color after being harvested, whereas some European ones do. Learn more about different pear varieties, plus get tips on cooking and baking with this delicious fruit!
Subsequently, question is, is an apple pear an apple or a pear? Apple Pears (also known as “Sand Pears”, “Nashi”, “Asian Pears”) have been described as the “HOTTEST NEW ITEM SINCE THE KIWI”, and it's no wonder! The crispy, crunchy, juicy, sweet fruit is taking North America by storm.
Keeping this in view, are Asian pears apples or pears?
Often Asian pears are called apple pears because they are crisp and juicy like apples but with a different and distinctive texture. They also are called salad pears, Nashi (Japanese for "pear"), Oriental, Chinese or Japanese pears (Nihonnashi).
Why are Asian pears called Asian pears?
Often called “apple pears” because of their crisp texture and apple flavor characteristics, Asian pears are in no way related to apples. Today's Asian pears are a cross between two varieties of pears (or hybrids of these varieties) the Pyrus ussuriensis (Ussuri pear) and the Pyrus pyrifo- lia ( Japanese sand pear).