Pears are one of the very important temperate zone fruits. They are similar to apples in many respects, including the botanical structure of the fruit. They differ from apples in having "grit" cells in the flesh of the fruit. In general, pears are pyroform in shape, tapering toward the stem, although some varieties are nearly round. Fruit size varies in varieties from less than 2 inches in diameter up to 3 inches. Fruit surface in some varieties is russeted but in others is free of russet and covered with a thin layer of wax. Trees tend to be more upright than apples, but commercially are held to not over 20 feet high by pruning.
Pear Pulp/Concentrate is made from select Pear Fruit, ripened under controlled atmospheric conditions. The preparation process includes cutting, de-stoning, refining and packing. In case of aseptic product the pulp is sterilized and packed in aseptic bags. The refined pulp is also packed in cans, hermetically sealed and retorted frozen pulp is pasteurized and deep-frozen in plate freezers.
The process ensures that the natural flavour and aroma of the fruit is retained in the final product.