This cultivar is a third generation interspecific pear of complex pedigree. The fruit have a short pyriform shape with a block red colour and small brown lenticels. At harvest fruit are crisp and juicy, low acidity, slightly sweet. A characteristic WBC flavour develops in fruit during cold storage. Fruit appear to have low susceptibility to friction induced discolouration (scuff) and mature in New Zealand typically in late February to early March, 1 to 2 weeks earlier than Comice.