Here they often rot in the center when allowed to ripen on the tree with a displeasing graininess and they seem to ripen over a fairly long period, making them extra tricky to harvest as a very sweet pear. When timing is right, they are as good a pear as I’ve harvested in NY but not an especially reliable producer. They are not only FB resistant, but also less susceptible to psyla and fabracea leaf spot than Bosc or Seckel. These, along with stink bugs are the worst pests to pears in the NE.
After all these years, I still find timing the harvest of pears one of the greatest challenges of all tasks in managing orchards. My method now is to try to pick about half at peak ripeness and the rest a bit green. The riper pears are best but don’t store well. I still have the greener ones in storage, but they are no better than store bought.