Orchard Experts – Believe it or not, you don't even have to drive to an orchard to get fresh fruit anymore! You can just buy one of our premium Pear Boxes, packed with our homegrown, juicy Bartlett pears, one of America’s most famous pear varieties ever. Kauffman Orchards is a family-owned small business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established back in 1915 with a vision to provide the local community with fresh, nutritious fruit that enhances quality of life for the American consumer. Today, the orchard is managed by the 4th and 5th generations of Kauffmans and still follows that goal, raising Nutrient-Dense fruit that has enhanced vitamins, minerals, and flavor. Snacking and Salads – Bartlett pears offer benefits including large-sized fruit, a beautiful yellow blush when ripe, a superb juiciness and a sweet, buttery flavor. This Apple Box contains premium, Nutrient-Dense, non-GMO, non-waxed Bartlett pears, and each pear has soft, high-density foam surrounding it to ensure protection during shipping. The 8-ct. box holds approximately 2.5-3 lb. of fresh pears; the 16-ct. box, approximately 5-6 lb.; and the 48-ct. box, approximately 15-18 lb. The 48ct-box is about 3/5 bushel. Shipping Information – We pack your Fruit Box with fresh pears that are highest quality, and we use shipping methods that provide a quick 2-3 day delivery to most of the lower 48 United States. However, we have no control over distance to your address, nor over handling and temperature during transit. Since pears sometimes ripen quickly in hot temperatures during transit, we suggest that you consider choosing 2-Day or Next-Day delivery during checkout. Refrigerate your pears upon arrival.