Why are some pears brown or have brown spots?
Several varieties are naturally brown or have spots called russeting. It is normal for the variety. You cannot judge a pear by its color, as most don’t change color as they ripen and the russeted varieties are often the sweetest. Back to Top Care for Pear Trees Since every climate is unique, the best horticultural advice comes from local sources. We suggest you contact your County Extension Agent or a local nursery for advice on your backyard pear trees.