Blush Flamingo pears

I bought these at Wholefoods yesterday. They are as hard as rocks so I haven’t tasted them yet. This variety apparently originated in South Africa in the early 1990s. Does anyone grow them or know anything else about them?

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Those scions are unlikely available for a long while. The pears were bred to be exported for substantial profits. See this article http://www.ishs.org/ishs-article/976_52

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They look nice. What’s important is how do they taste?

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They’re finally ripe and they’re superb - one of the best European pears I have ever tasted.

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I’m pretty interested in learning more about this pear too. Taste and texture were excellent.

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Old thread, I know.

We’ve been eating Flamingo pears for a few weeks now and they have been consistently very good. They do need a few days to get ripe after purchasing, but once ripe my wife and I both really enjoy them.

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