Williams pears are only available for a few months each year. They are the first commercial pear of the year, they have great flavour and are inexpensive and hence they are extremely popular when in season, which is right now. To enjoy their flavour, they need to be a little soft and starting to turn yellow and in the early part of the season (right now) so you may have to leave them in the fruit bowl to achieve this. However, once they start to ripen they move quickly, so into the fridge as they turn yellow. As always, the smaller fruit is far cheaper so look for real bargains with this fruit but expect to pay far more for the larger fruit. It is shaping up to be an excellent pear season.
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