Solle Farms

Big Barn Organics

Big Barn Organics is the newest passion of Solle Farms. Over the past 6 years, orchardist Jen Kroner has been quietly introducing new pear varieties into our Southern block. We now have 9 different organic varieties from the traditional to the newer Asian styles. Look for them in the Gorge at Mothers Market, Rasmussens & the Farm Stand or in Portland at various locations.

Our Varieties:

Bosc  -the “aristocrat of pears” with a long tapering neck and russeted skin. Crisp and smooth

Bartlett -the most common pear -what you think of when you think of ‘pear shaped’. A yellow summer pear, delicious right off the tree but also holds its shape well when baked or canned

Anjou -creamy white, aromatic, juicy, sweet, slightly acidic, with buttery and slightly gritty texture. yum.

Abate Fetel -this one is Jen’s favorite variety to ‘taste test’

Comice -among the sweetest and juiciest of all varieties of pears, commonly found in holiday gift boxes and baskets

Concorde -a hybrid of the Conference and Comice pears, ideal for cooking or baking due to it’s firm texture and vanilla-sweetness)

Olympic (Asian) -large and round with a crisp, juicy, sweet taste. One of the best tasting pears and the preferred Korean Asian Pear.

20th Century (Asian) -medium-size fruit with firm white flesh and refreshingly bold, sweet-tart flavor

Hosui (Asian) -large to medium fruit with a crisp, juicy off-white flesh. Skin has an excellent golden brown russeting.