Many gardeners consider the pear to be the most delicately flavored commercial fruit to the human taste that one can buy at the grocery store. The fullest flavor develops only when fully ripened, after picking off the tree and after sitting to completely ripen on the kitchen window-sill for a few days. Since pears ripen from the? inside out, they are best picked and eaten when the neck of the pear becomes soft to the touch. Ty Ty Nursery does not offer for sale: kinds of pears like the "Bartlett Pear", "Comice", "Anjou", "Bosc" or any other grocery store pears-like those that are grown in the North Western part of the United States, because in the Eastern States, these pear tree cultivars are very susceptible to the deadly "FIRE BLIGHT" disease that kills the tree suddenly and unpredictably in humid States, when sometimes the tree is fully loaded with fruit. To experience the best pear flavor, Asian pears should be eaten before the pear becomes soft. Pears are self-pollinating and cold hardy and can be grown in most of the U.S.