Bosc pears are a pear known for their brown skin. They have a deep, sweet flavor to them.
As with other pears, press close to the neck of the fruit. If it has a slight give, it is ripe. They can be stored in the fridge or they can be put at room temperature to ripen.
Boscs are a hardy pear that are great for baking. They can also be sliced and eaten with nuts and cheese since their flavor holds up well. The pears can also be sauteed or roasted with a bit of cinnamon. These pears are great because they hold their shape when cooked.