Anybody tried that Cold Snap pear? it's also sweet, melting, non gritty and yummy...hardier too. It used to be Harovin Sundown, till it was discovered that it came out of controlled atmosphere storage really well. it tastes a bit like a Bartlet, but more fragrant. it also doesn't have trouble with fire blight or core breakdown, bears annually too. You can get the pears in stores now, yummy....haven't looked into a mailorder tree, but might, grin.