At Hale Groves, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, juiciest, ripest pears, which are grown in one of the few orchards in the Pacific Northwest that shares our similar passion for the freshest fruit available. Our pears are harvested at their peak when fully mature. They are packed in secure containers to prevent bruising or blemishes so they arrive at your door ready to serve and enjoy.
We offer two types of pears: Comice Pears and Bartlett Pears. Comice Pears are available in November, and they make a fabulous pear gift for yourself or anyone on your holiday list. They also are an ideal fruit addition to your seasonal table. Known as Doyenné Du Comice, Comice Pears were actually a French variety that was first grown in the mid-1800s. Today, Comice Pears are considered the sweetest and juiciest of all pear varieties. Comice Pears have a round, typical pear-shaped body; small neck; and cool, crisp green color with a splash of red. The sweet flesh of the Comice is scrumptious freshly sliced on its own or a beautiful and tasteful combination when paired with soft cheeses. Make sure to not overcook Comice Pears because they are already juicy and soft. Hale Groves pear gift baskets make incredible holiday gifts that our customers continue to rave about and reorder every year.
Bartlett Pears were discovered in 1765 by a schoolmaster in England named Mr. Stair (the Bartlett was first referred to as Stair’s Pear). Bartlett Pears also have a typical pear shape and a light green color that changes to more of a yellow as they ripen at room temperature. Available in September, these pears are aromatic and succulent. Bartlett Pears are great for snacks, canning, adding to salads, slaws, sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, desserts and even served with cheeses, nuts or on crostini as an appetizer. Feel free to substitute Bartlett Pears in recipes that call for apples in the ingredient list.
Pears from Hale Groves can be served in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Serve premium pears in panini sandwiches with turkey, ham and your favorite type of cheese; roast them in the oven with honey and top with nuts or granola; use them as a topping on your favorite pizza; toss them in a salad or slaw; add them to a cheese platter, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal or in a variety of desserts or enjoy them on their own.
When you receive a pear gift basket from Hale Groves, use the pears as soon as possible, or refrigerate them. Refrigeration will delay further ripening but will not stop the ripening process completely. Remember, pears need to ripen at room temperature, so do not refrigerate unripe pears. Once the gourmet pears are sliced, use immediately, or squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over them to prevent browning.
One medium pear has 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber. Pears are a healthful gift idea because they are a great source of vitamin C and fiber, are nutrient dense and can even help you feel fuller longer. Pear gift baskets are a good source of antioxidants, important in preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Pear gift baskets are also useful in holiday decorating to use in centerpieces, wreaths and even as place card holders.
At Hale Groves, we guarantee that our customers will receive the freshest pears available. When you order our pears online, they arrive fresh from the fields. We do not use any long-term storage or freeze any of our fruit. We ensure that every pear gift arrives on time with only the freshest, ripest fruit just days from being picked off the tree. We ship pears in crush-proof boxes for safe arrival. At Hale, we guarantee our pears will taste like they are just off the tree. Our customers have continued to shop with Hale Groves because they know that we make customer satisfaction our number one priority.
Order our pears online in large, small or sampler trails, or in our signature gift boxes—choose one of multiple gift basket options for your family or friends. Don’t miss out on Hale Groves’ pears for sale this fall for tailgating get-togethers, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any day you want to savor the sweet aroma and flavors of ripe pears. Pears gift baskets also make a wonderful holiday present for everyone on your gift list! Choose from apple and pear combination boxes, Snacks from the Grove, pear gift boxes with Hale Grove oranges, All Seasons fruit boxes and more. Buy a shipment of our juicy pears today!