A medium-sized pear with an elongated bottle. The Conference pear is similar in appearance to the large-sized Bosc pear. The average weight of a pear is from 135 g to 150 g. The fruit skin is thick, greenish-brown, becoming pale yellow when ripe, with rough ginger or golden brown spots on the sun-exposed side. The flesh is white, but turns pale yellow when the pear is ripe. The texture is very fine and soft, and the flavour is sweet. This is an autumn variety (cultivated variety) of the European pear (Pyrus communis). This variety of pear was developed in Britain by Thomas Francis Rivers. It owes its name to the fact that it won first prize at the National British Pear Conference in London in 1885.