Asian Pear is a sweet, juicy fruit that is narrow near its stalk, and wider and rounded at the bottom. Pears have white flesh and thin green or yellow skin. Asian Pears have the texture of a very juicy apple yet taste like a sweet, ripe pear – earning them the nickname “Apple Pears.” Asian Pears are a collection of Pear varieties that originated in Asia hundreds of years ago but are now grown all over the world. Pear fruits are generally sweeter and of a softer texture than apples and are distinguished by the presence of hard cells in the flesh, the so-called grit, or stone cells. In general, pear fruits are elongated, being narrow at the stem end and broader at the opposite end.