My shipment this month from the Golden State Fruit Clubs included Pears and Apples. Apples and Pears. A lovely combination. I often combine these two fruits, when making fruit salads or crisps and cobblers. They pair very well together. I was very pleased to open my shipment box and see the lovely fruit, nestled happily together. It’s a good day when fruit comes in the mail!
I was pleased to see that some informational brochures were included in the shipment. Information on what type of fruit was shipped and how to use it. This is important, because some fruits you might be unfamiliar with. These brochures let you read up on what type of fruit it is, with some information on it’s ‘genealogy’ and how to cook with it, if you so choose to do so.
For example, I learned quite a bit in one simple paragraph, about the pears that were shipped to me. Buerre Bosc Pears are from either Belgium or France, and as was customary during the early 1800’s, there was a method to how things were named. The fruit was given two names; the first identifies a characteristic of the fruit and the second references its origin. So ‘Buerre’ identifies the fruit as buttery and ‘Bosc’ is the director of the Paris Botanical Gardens and whom the fruit was named after. I love a little history lesson!
Jazz Apples were developed after scientists produced over 8,500 seedlings resulting from multiple cross pollination of apples. The result was the best and greatest of their work. Jazz Apples. The result was so positive, and the demand was so great, that enough Jazz Apple Trees have been planted in the last five years, to produce more than 500 million apples. Wow.
You don’t get that information at your neighborhood grocery store, do you? I love getting my shipment of fruit from the Golden State Fruit Clubs. I never know what cool tidbits of information I’ll learn, but one this is for certain. I’ll always be happy with the quality of the product and the company. Sign up for your monthly shipment from the Golden State Fruit Clubs today!