Truly Aussie pears these are named after the colourful corella parrot. These were first developed as a hybrid in the Barossa Valley. These green pears with a pretty pink blush are harvested around Australia from April to September (ish) with midseason fruit being the tastiest.
To enjoy these while they are still crisp shave them into a salad or slice them onto a cheese platter. You can tell if they are beautifully soft and ripe by sniffing the bottom of the pear – it should smell sweet a little like crushed leaves.
Corellas are also great for poaching for tarts, to use in cakes or just serve with a little cream.
Corella Pears have lots of Vitamin C, fibre, and potassium.