The floral come-on of a Xinjiang fragrant pear (Sheen-jeong, $1.49 per pound) is more pronounced, according to greengrocer wisdom, in specimens with a blush. This oblong fruit of northwestern China is crisp like an Asian pear, even when ripe, yet as juicy as any Anjou.
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