Crunchy and juicy,
Asian pears are more about
texture than flavor --
so tasty in fruit salads,
refreshing after summer.
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The tanka form belongs to the family of Oriental poetry.
Asian pears, also known as apple-pears, have a distinctive texture but not a lot of flavor.
Kigo are words used in haiku and other Asian poetry to symbolize a season. Asian pears represent autumn.