I recently spotted these adorable pears at our local natural foods co-op and knew I had to snatch up a few. They were labeled organic Conference Pears. At less than 2 oz. a pear, they are the size of a large strawberry. I tried doing some research on this variety, but came up with very limited information, and am beginning to think these were mislabeled. According to this site, conference pairs have a long thin neck, and as you can see from the photos below, my mystery pears are quite the opposite. Can anyone help identify these for me?
Thanks to Healthy Living How To friend, Elizabeth N., I do believe these are Forelle Pears. Several suggested the Seckel Pear, but the mystery is solved by the length of the stem. It seems both Seckel and Forelle are similar in shape in size, but the Forelle is known for “their symmetrical body, often bell-shaped, begins with a small round base that tapers evenly to a short neck. Their stem is usually long, straight, and narrow.” Seckels on the other hand are also tiny pears, with a chubby, round body, however, they have a small neck, and short stem.