The tree may reach 10 or even 32 feet; has a short, crooked trunk branching
close to the ground, and a nonsymmetrical, open crown.Thin-skinned and shining, the fruit varies from white, to light-red or red, is pear-shaped with a narrow neck and broad apex; 5/8 to 3/4 in long, 1 to 1 1/3 in wide. The apex is concave; bears the thick calyx segments and the protruding, slender, bristle-like style. The flesh is white , mildly fragrant, dry or juicy, crisp or spongy, and usually of sweetish but faint flavor. There may be 3 to 6 small seeds, frequently only 1 or 2, but generally the fruits are seedless.