It is pear season in Japan. This is the “Comice” pear that is very rare in Japan and this producer has a small group of trees; only 5 fruits per tree. It is produced in Gumma prefecture and there are a limited number of fruits per tree making it rare.
The Doyenne du Comice is also referred to as a Christmas pear. They have skin that breaks very easily, and they are very sweet, creamy textured, and juicy. Because of their relatively delicate nature and juiciness, they are great eating French Brie or another soft creamy fromage.