Peerless Pears

Use this guide to check the shape and color as well as the season for the most available pear varieties.

red bartlett pear
Red Bartlett.

Red Bartlett. Firm, red, and juicy pear; very sweet when ripe. Available August through December.

forelle pear
Forelle.

Forelle. Slightly larger than a Seckel; freckled skin and red blush. Available October through February.

comice pear
Comice.

Comice. Hard, green and rounder than a Bartlett, but similar in flavor and texture. Available August through March.

seckel pear
Seckel.

Seckel. A small firm, sweet pear; like a miniature Bosc. Available August through January.

asian pear
Asian.

Asian. A light, crisp fruit with a flavor like a cross between an apple and a pear, and a texture similar to a water chestnut. Generally available year-round.

bosc pear
Bosc.

Bosc. Long-neck pear with golden brown skin; very juicy when ripe; softer than a Bartlett. Available August through May.

anjou pear
Anjou.

Anjou. Firm and green, even when ripe; great for eating or baking. Available October through June.

bartlett pear
Bartlett.

Bartlett. One of the most common pears, firm and bell-shaped; sometimes takes on a red blush. Available July through December.

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