Some 30 years ago, my parents had what they called a "winter pear". They picked the fruit very late in the year - very late fall or early winter. The pears were sweet, but with a delightfully crunchy texture. Sadly, the tree is long gone now. Does anyone know of a variety of pear like this? I've done lots of searching, but can't seem to locate anything which is really crunchy when ripe. But if I find it, I think I'd like to buy it.