Nashi are available from February to July in New Zealand.
Storage and Handling
Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Nashi pears are native to East Asia where they are widely grown.
- Nashi is Japanese for pear
- Nashi bruise easily and must be harvested by hand
- Generally, Nashi pears will grow anywhere apples will grow
- They usually fruit in their second or third year
Nashi Pears are a good source of dietary fibre.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.