Behold! The mutated pears of New Zealand's South Island. Florence Fabricant of The New York Times reports:
The skin of a Taylor's Gold pear has the matte-brown finish typical of a Bosc. But its generous, wide hips suggest Comice. Inside, the flesh is creamy white, exceptionally juicy and fragrant. It is a Comice mutation first discovered in 1986 in an orchard on New Zealand's South Island. Its season in New Zealand is fall, but below the Equator that is the equivalent of our spring, from April until mid-June.
Aren't you glad that so much good produce is in season? We're coming into the time of year when fruits and vegetables are at their best.