Golden Spice

We’ve had a few bags of Golden Spice in the fridge and are starting to take them out and let them ripen on the countertops. They’re really been a pleasure.

Fedco describes them as a perry pear, and they’d be good for that, but they’re good fresh out of hand too. Juicy, flavorful, a little bright, good while still firm with some crunch and fairly good keeping. Not so complex as a real gourmet pear like Dana’s Hovey or White Doyenne, but equal in quality on our tree to Warden Seckel. Too bad they’re not bigger, but that’s the worst I can say about them. They’re a pretty, tasty little pear that does well here in western Montana.