They begin to get yellowish and will come of the tree with no effort when you lift the pear to about a 45 degree angle from how it is growing. Splotchiness is fairly common. They look the way they are supposed to.
The Scarlett Pears that belong to my FB Friend Tony Miller in Southern Mississippi are beginning to ripen.
My friend says he ate one. He said that it was very high quality. It was sweet but with a bit of tartness to it.