These are locally grown in Stanthorpe from multi generational farmers.
The Packham pear was cultivated by Charles Packham in 1896. It is an Australian variety and crossed between the Williams and Bell pear.
The Packham pear ripens from light green to light yellow.
An unripe Packham will take from 3 - 8 days to ripen at room temperature, turning yellow when ripe.
If peeled, the pear's salicylate levels drop to safe/negligible amounts.