Red - Purple/reddish in color, crunchy like an apple. Excellent snack.
Bartlett - Juicy, yellow when ripe. Good for canning.
Bosc - Large and brown. Also good for canning.
Seckel - Small, green. A bite-size snack.
Red - Early August
Bartlett - Mid-August
Bosc - Beginning of September
Seckel - Beginning of September
When picking a pear, don't pull down. Grab the pear firmly, and bend upward.
Keep pears refrigerated until ready to use. For bartlett pears, place on the counter for a few days to ripen to a yellow color.
Pears are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber.