There are many varieties of pears such as the Bosc and Anjou pear. Other popular varieties are the Bartlett pear and the Asian pear. The Comice pear and the Concorde pear aren't seen in supermarkets as often but are delicious.
Bosc pears are the preferred pear by many and are famous for their soft and grainy pear texture and taste. Anjou pears are popular for healthy snacking or canning. Bartlett pears are often used for cooking or making pear butter for toast. The Asian pear is very crunchy and a bit like an apple. Comice pears are very flavorful and are great snacking pears. Concorde pears are wonderful for cooking or snacking because they hold their shape well.