Trying to identify an old pear
We had an old pear tree when I was growing up that was referred to as "the sugar pear tree". It produced very small fruit that was quite hard and sweet. It seems that the pears were a brown color. I don't remember anyone ever using the pears although it surely had a purpose before my generation or it wouldn't have been planted. It would be a lot of work to peel and core the small hard pears. It was a standard size tree but it seems that it was wider than our other pear trees. I've never seen another one. Could someone tell me what type of pear tree it might have been? I've been googling but evidently not using the right search terms as I've found nothing. I grew up in the 50's and 60's so it's an heirloom of some kind! I'm not planning on buying a tree like it, I just often wonder what variety of pear it was. Thanks!