Everything has gone pear shaped...
August 27, 2018 7:06 AM   Subscribe

A tree in our backyard is growing this delightful looking fruit which sure looks like pears. Can anyone identify the type of pear/tree and if it's advisable to eat them?
posted by duoshao to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
Bosc pear. google it.
posted by JayRwv at 7:12 AM on August 27, 2018 [7 favorites]

Conference pear?
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 7:15 AM on August 27, 2018

Confirm bosc pear. Delicious when ripe.
posted by ubiquity at 7:29 AM on August 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

Bosc pears are a little crisper when ripe than some other varieties. They should be sweet and nutty but they don't get to that meltingly-sweet stage you might expect if you're more accustomed to yellow pears.
posted by zadcat at 7:58 AM on August 27, 2018

Bosc pears. Highly advisable to eat. Particularly awesome in a franjipan tart.
posted by furnace.heart at 8:18 AM on August 27, 2018

Note that pears don't ripen on the tree - you have to pick them and let them ripen for a few days.
posted by dywypi at 8:41 AM on August 27, 2018 [6 favorites]

They do make for an amazing frangipane tart. I've got a recipe I've made for years; memail me if you'd like it.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 8:42 AM on August 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Lucky!! Those are bosc pears ... super good!!
posted by mccxxiii at 10:35 AM on August 27, 2018

Visually, it could either be a conference or a bosc. If you're in the US, I'd say probably bosc.
posted by pipeski at 12:33 PM on August 27, 2018

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