Are there pears in Pearland? Yes, indeedy! Pearland started life as a whistle stop for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad in 1882. When a post office was established about 10 years later, the community name was ‘Mark Belt.’ Finally, in 1894, a land developer registered a large plat with the Brazoria County Courthouse. And since he had noticed many residents growing fruit trees, he called the place ‘Pearland.’
Since that time, safe and family-friendly Pearland, Texas has grown and changed. Once a sleepy agricultural community, the discovery of the Hastings Oilfield in 1934 spurred growth. Former rice fields are now suburbs and the Pearland RV Park.
Pearland’s rural roots still show. The city lives up to its motto ‘Where Town Meets Country.’ The name of the main east-west road through Pearland is Farm to Market Road 518.
Lots o’ pears all around. In grocery stores, people’s back yards, and farmers’ markets. Most varieties of Texas pears reach harvest maturity in August and September. But watch out! They do not ripen well on the tree. If you purchase or pick pears, look for the ones that have begun to turn yellow and are about as firm as a soft ball. Then let them mellow in a sunny spot, like the dashboard of your RV, for about two weeks.
Life Is Uncertain – Eat Dessert First!
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 mellow-ripe pears
- ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
What to do…
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add pears, one cut side down, and cook until browned, then reduce heat to medium and cook 3 minutes. Turn pears to other cut side and cook 4 minutes. Add sugar and 1 tablespoon water, swirling pan to combine. Turn pears skin side down and cook until sauce is thickened slightly, 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and pinch of salt. Serve warm with ice cream.
Pearland TV in Your RV
Pearland TV has original programming related to City events, news, and issues – like the re-opening of the City of Pearland Natatorium (swimming pool) on September 11th. It is broadcast on the government cable station, Comcast channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.
Experience the sweet flavor of the ‘Town Meets Country’ Lifestyle in Peaceful Pearland. Book your Stay at Pearland RV Park Today!