Belle de Jumet


Belle de Jumet pears are small in size, with a classic pyriform pear shape. The skin is smooth and light green with a red blush and prominent lenticels. 


Extremely juicy off-white flesh.


This extremely juicy heritage pear delivers a classically delicious pear experience, with a satisfying crunch and very sweet flavour.

When can I find Belle de Jumet?

Belle de Jumet is an early season variety that ripens in late January, and is available in market from February to May.

How to use Belle de Jumet

Delicious eaten fresh out-of-hand, or chopped up with yogurt and granola. Belle de Jumet pears also work well in baking and juices. The small sizes work well as a bite-sized snack in children’s lunchboxes.

At the Core

The original French name Belle de Jumet reflects the Western European origin of the pear, discovered in the town of Jumet in Belgium. This variety has now been grown successfully in New Zealand for more than twenty years.

Health & Nutrition

Belle de Jumet pears are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, and potassium.

Storage Tips

Like apples, Belle de Jumet pears should be stored in your fridge at around one or two degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit) or even lower if possible. Pears need to ripen at room temperature, so if they’re not ready to eat when you buy them, leave on the counter out of direct sunlight until they start to yield to the touch.

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