Before I start (and this has nothing to do with fruit), I must say that I really hate IE...I try to open a new window in order to look something up, and it doesn't do it. Then I go to another site to search for the info, and then I try to go back to my reply in here. Everything I wrote is gone. My sister is going to die for taking the laptop computer back in her room when she felt sick. Because of that, I have to use the PC which for some reason can't handle running Firefox. Had I been using the laptop, I would have already had another existing browser tab open and not lost my post. End of rant.
Anyhow, I voted for pears because in order to eat them you don't need to drown them in heavy, sugar filled, fattening syrup. They still go in the fruit cocktail, but I think I could eat a pear on its own. The peach fuzz scares me.
Bosc is one of those annoying fruits that they throw in crossword puzzles. Every time I see a pattern like b*sc I say to myself, "I must have screwed up some other word!" Other annoying crossword fruits include the "ugli" and the "sloe." I had never heard of either of those things before I started doing puzzles, but now that I know them, it isn't so bad.