A specialty pear, native to Australia that has a less symmetrical pear shape, but a somewhat larger size at its base than other pears. The Packham Pear generally has a short stout shape with an irregular or bumpy surface. The outer pale yellow skin covers a white juicy flesh that is very sweet in flavor. The texture of the flesh on a Packham Pear is firm, but softens as it ripens. It is a variety that is a cross between a Bartlett and a Yvedale Saint-Germain pear.