Comice Pears are large, round pears with a short, stubby neck. The skin can be yellow with tinges of green, green with a red blush or red. All will have some russet speckles. All are pretty similar inside: creamy-white with a soft texture and somewhat less gritty than other pears. These pears are highly juicy and will give off a lovely and noticeable fragrance. Although the skin is very fragile, and may show bruising, it may be just the skin that is bruised, and doesn't necessarily mean the bruise has gone into the flesh.
Juicy and sweet, with a soft, buttery yet somewhat grainy texture, the white to cream-coloured flesh of pears was once referred to as the "gift of the gods". Pears are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, copper, and vitamin K.