[NAFEX] Keiffer a dessert pear?
leesharp at cableone.net
Mon Apr 6 12:19:40 EDT 2009
Another plus for Keiffer pears is that they are outstanding dehydrated.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lucky Pittman" <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:36 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Keiffer a dessert pear?
> At 10:55 AM 4/4/2009, mIEKAL wrote:
>> Kiefer is a dessert pear, hard skin,
>>a bit bitter, sweet & fragrant on this inside with a bit of the
>>dessert pear grit...
> Wow! That's a first! I don't think I've ever seen anyone put Keiffer
> in the 'dessert' pear category.
> It is one of my favorites - it's THE pear of my childhood, it's
> fireblight tolerant, and bears heavily despite benign neglect.
> But most folks denigrate it as barely edible(not ME!), and relegate
> it to the 'canning/preserves' category.
> mIEKAL, you're a person after my own heart.
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