Indications of readiness of pears for harvest?
As most of you know I have been struggling to get my grandpa's pear tree to fruit for the past 4 years or more. This year it is showing it's first harvest in probably decades. I have no idea what kind of pear it is, and therefore have no way of knowing what it should be like when it's ready to harvest.
The pears started out red and have progressively gotten green. They are beginning to have a good pear flavor but are still crunchy. They are just under 3 ounces on average.
Is there any indication across-the-board of when a pear is ready to pick?