Bartlett pear [bahrt-lit pair] noun
The Bartlett pear is the most common variety of pears in the U.S., featuring a rounded bell-shaped bottom with a narrow neck. Once ripened, they become a bright yellow and are extremely aromatic. Bartlett pears have a definitive pear flavor – sweet and with a smoother texture than most other varieties.
These are great for canning, drying, baking or eating out of hand. To ripen, store pears at room temperature for up to one week. Pears may also be refrigerated to stop ripening process.