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Enjoy FREE standard shipping on this gift. Discount will be applied at checkout when you enter coupon code peachy. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. (details) The reputation of Royal Riviera® Pears is well deserved, as these fruit are among the sweetest pears to be found anywhere. Royal Riviera® Pears are large, saturated with juice and smooth as butter. Expertly grown and tended, these exquisite and extraordinary pears make wonderful gifts, and each one is picked by hand. Royal Riviera® Pears are perfect for any meal of the day, but we especially suggest trying them with a slice of cheese at snacktime or after dinner.
  • Approx. 7-9 Royal Riviera® Pears (4 lb)
  • Serves: 5 - 10
  • Dimensions: 11 in L x 9 in W x 3 in H
  • Net Weight: 4 lb

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Harry & DavidRoyal Riviera® Pears
 
4.4

(based on 298 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (222)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Recipient loved it (188)
  • Quality brand name food (144)
  • Great presentation (139)
  • Good value (101)
  • Good variety (59)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (25)
  • Recipient did not enjoy (20)
  • Did not look like picture (18)
  • Needs more variety (6)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (209)
  • Thank you/appreciation gift (72)
  • Birthday gift (64)
  • Christmas gift (58)
  • Congratulations (43)
    • This was purchased as a:
    • Self Purchase

       

      Gift For Someone Else

       

      62% 

      (172 reviews)

      Sent to me as a Gift

       
    • Who would this item be appropriate for:
    • Family & Friends

       

      Business Clients

       

      Kids

       

      College Students

       

      Everyone

       

      68% 

      (186 reviews)

      Yourself

       

      Other

       

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Summrtime Royal Pears

Although good, the pears were not as delicious as they are later on during the year. We found them to be a bit grainy and not as juicy.

Although good, the pears were not as delicious as they are later on during the year. We found them to be a bit grainy and not as juicy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality reduction from past years!

Purchasing a box of H&D Royal pears has been a family holiday tradition for years! They have always simply been the best! However, I must sadly report that the quality of the...Read complete review

Purchasing a box of H&D Royal pears has been a family holiday tradition for years! They have always simply been the best! However, I must sadly report that the quality of the pears being sold now do not live up to the H&D standards of the past. I had previously left a negative review regarding the two boxes of Royal Riviera pears I received back in December. Based on that review the CS team at H&D shipped me a new box of pears at no charge (still great customer service). Unfortunately, these are of an even worse quality than the last two batches. Cheap supermarket quality produce dressed up in a fancy box! The pears came damaged and when we cut into several they were either brown inside or had no flavor, I thought that this must have been some kind of joke! PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD QUALITY STANDARDS!

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5.0

Great Gift from the Rogue Valley

By Duck fan

from Medford, Or

Pros

  • Quality brand name food
  • Recipient loved it

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any occasion

    Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

    Good quality and great service

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    5.0

    The best pears I have ever had!

    By Barb

    from Delaware

    Pros

    • Great presentation
    • Quality brand name food
    • Recipient loved it

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any occasion

      Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

      I received the pears as a get well gift and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

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      5.0

      Pretty good

      By Lynne

      from TX

      Pros

      • Good value

      Cons

      • Did not look like picture

      Best Uses

      • Any occasion

      Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

      I bought these a while ago,some of these pears for myself and another as a gift for my grandma.Im not a big fan of pears,like the ones Ive bought from the grocery before but since it was free shipping I gave it a try.Shipping was fairly fast, the pears did not look like the pictures,they had more blemishes than that but overall taste was pretty good.If you follow the instruction card about ripeness and how to keep them,you'll be okay and can really eat them with a spoon.

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      5.0

      Splendid Gift

      By Captain

      from Bishop's Stortford, UK

      Pros

      • Great presentation
      • Quality brand name food
      • Recipient loved it
      • Remember Birthday

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any occasion
        • Birthday Gift
        • Thank you/Appreciation Gift

        Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

        Always Perfect to Eat

        Service and delivery comments:

        ON Time

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        5.0

        Wonderful pears

        By SusanT

        from Eau Claire, WI

        Pros

        • Recipient loved it

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any occasion

          Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

          Since everyone has enough stuff, I have started giving fruit to friends and relatives. Everyone loves them.

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          5.0

          They were great.

          By Bea

          from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

          Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

          They were so good. Just not enough of them. Wish we could get all year.

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          5.0

          As always the pears are exquisite!!

          By marge

          from Ormond Beach Florida

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Good variety
          • Great presentation
          • Quality brand name food
          • Recipient loved it

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any occasion
            • Birthday Gift
            • Christmas Gift
            • Congratulations
            • Corporate Gift
            • Sympathy Basket
            • Thank you/Appreciation Gift

            Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

            The only pears I ever eat!! Best taste, best quality, and in 10 years never once have I been disappointed. By the way the shipping box is a great Christmas ornament storage container!!

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            5.0

            The Best Pears!

            By Rosie

            from United States

            Pros

            • Good value
            • Recipient loved it
            • Ripe And Ready To Eat
            • Taste

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any occasion

              Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

              The pears are all uniform in size and color and come in a protective box to prevent any damage. Only once in many years did I receive a bad box of pears. They were yellow and had brown spots on them but H&D sent me a replacement order.I always send pears when free shipping is involved which makes it a better value. Everyone who has received a box of pears says they were the best they have ever had.

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              5.0

              Great Gift!

              By Louisiana Lagniappe

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              Pros

              • Great presentation
              • Quality brand name food
              • Recipient loved it

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthday Gift
                • Christmas Gift
                • Congratulations
                • Thank you/Appreciation Gift

                Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

                Sent this to someone who was retiring! He loved it!

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                The Only Pear For Us

                By Blue Ice

                from Naples, FL

                Pros

                • Good value
                • Great presentation
                • No Blemishes Or Bruising
                • Quality brand name food
                • Recipient loved it
                • Superb Flavor

                Cons

                • No cons at all

                Best Uses

                • A Healthy Evening Snack
                • Any occasion

                Comments about Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears:

                A friend recently gave me 2 of these pears & I gave 1 of them to my daughter after I raved about it to her. BUT, her husband ate it & he raved about it. I immediately ordered a box for the 3 of us to make sure she gets her share!! I will never buy pears at a grocery again. These Royal Rivera pears are worth their weight in gold and are beautiful as well. I will be regularly buying these for my family. I would recommend them to anyone.

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                • Q:

                  Is it possible to stagger the ripening of the pears?
                  Asked on 8/5/2014 by whosur

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The only possible way to really stagger the ripening would be to:
                    (1) Leave some in the box as instructed in the enclosure & put the box in the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process; put the removed ones on the counter to ripen. Remove others from the box in the fridge to ripen on the counter as desired.
                    (2) Place an order for small boxes a couple weeks apart

                    Answered on 8/5/2014 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  Are your royal Rivera pears considered a type of Asian pear. If not, do you carry Asian pears?
                  Asked on 7/1/2014 by Soph from Arlington, VA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Soph -- Our Royal Riviera Pears are not a type of Asian pear, but a Comice pear. And, no, we do not carry any Asian pears at this time.

                    Answered on 7/7/2014 by Customer Care from Medford OR
                • Q:

                  Can the pears be frozen so that I can order more than one box at a time?
                  Asked on 6/26/2014 by AW from Houston, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    AW, we are so glad you asked! We do not recommend freezing our Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears, as this will significantly change the texture and coloring. Freezing pears will result in brown and black flesh that is mushy in texture. Once the pears are ripe, you may store them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

                    Answered on 6/26/2014 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  how do I store the pears? in the refrigerator or on the counter?
                  Asked on 6/15/2014 by mom from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Once ripe the Royal Riviera Pears can be stored for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. Until they're ripe they should be stored in a box at room temperature. You can tell they're ripe when the flesh at the base of the stem yields slightly to gentle thumb pressure.

                    Answered on 6/17/2014 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  If I order the royal riveria pears today July 2, will these be the actual pear I'm getting or are the royal riveria pears out of season now. If out of season, what type of pear will I be receiving?
                  Asked on 7/2/2013 by Cel from Houston

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Cel, if you order now you will receive our Royal Rivera Pear, which is a Comise Pear and the same offered in the fall and winter months. In the spring and early summer, our pears are shipped from the Southern Hemisphere, grown in Chile or New Zealand. In fall and winter, our Favorite Royal Rivera Pears are grown in Southern Oregon. The main difference between the pears is the pears grown in the Southern Hemisphere have a different, thicker skin.

                    Answered on 7/2/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  when are these in season from Oregon?
                  Asked on 7/1/2013 by jennifer from oregon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Jennifer, our Royal Rivera Pears that are grown right here in Southern Oregon should be available in October!

                    Answered on 7/2/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  Just wondering what the significance of the gold wrapped pear is.?
                  Asked on 6/6/2013 by Melly from Clinton, MD

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Melly, in our Royal Riviera Pears gift there is nothing different between the gold wrapped pear and the other pears. They are all our wonderful, juicy pears.

                    Answered on 6/7/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  I'd like to time this to arrive by Father's Day. How long does shipping take to South Orange, NJ 07079? Just not sure when to place the order. Thanks!
                  Asked on 6/5/2013 by Karen

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Karen, when you checkout, you can select a date for the item to arrive by. After you enter your recipient's address, click the arrive by date. A calendar will pop up with all the available dates, including the price for delivery by that date.

                    Answered on 6/5/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  How long do these pears generally last for once delivered?
                  Asked on 5/30/2013 by Jules

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Jules, once ripe the Royal Riviera Pears can be stored for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. Until they're ripe they should be stored in a box at room tempearture. You can tell they're ripe when the flesh at the base of the stem yields slightly to gentle thumb pressure.

                    Answered on 5/31/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
                • Q:

                  Are your pears organic?
                  Asked on 5/5/2013 by Tedi from Sugar Land, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Tedi, the pears in our Royal Riviera Pears are not certified organic. Please click here to view our Organic Fruit Gift Basket Classic, which is certified organic 4 Organic Pears, 3 Organic Oranges,1 Organic Grapefruit, 2 Organic Green Apples and 2 Organic Red Apples: http://www.harryanddavid.com/h/24496?sliSearch=organic

                    Answered on 5/5/2013 by Customer Care from Medford, OR
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