Early DesireĀ®


The Early Desire is an early autumn pear with a light greenish-yellow skin and a striking red blush. This early bird is one of the first Dutch pear varieties to be harvested and is on sale all autumn. The soft flesh is very juicy and deliciously sweet thanks to a high brix.

Early Desire is the appropriate trade name for the Gepa pear variety created from a cross between the “Baierschmidt” and “Nordhauser Winterforelle” pears.

Together with Red Conference and Dazzling Gold , Early Desire is one of Staay Food Group’s exclusive club varieties.


Variety: Gepa | Trade name: Early Desire | Type: Hand pear | Origin: Cross between Nordheim Winterforelle and Baierschmidt | Origin: Germany | Productivity: +/-45 tonnes per hectare | Harvest: August | Available: September to January | Flavour: aromatic sweet | Size: 60 – 80mm | Appearance: Red on a greenish-yellow background | Rights: Staay Food Group B.V.


Nutritional values (per 100g not prepared): Kcal 44 | Fat 0.5g | Carbohydrates 9.2g | Protein 0.7g | Fibres 2.4g | KJ 188

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Origin Origin

  • The Netherlands

Availability Availabilty

  • September to January


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