El Dorado discovered as a chance seedling about 1925 Placerville, California and according to Oregon State University, it is a winter-type pear which fits well into the late marketing season. It is harvested just after Anjou and usually with Cornice. The fruit is distinctly pyriform in shape, often resembling the Bartlett variety, clear skinned, with a moderately long, flexible stem. The fruit is as large as Bartlett, and the flesh is essentially free of stone cells. The skin attains an attractive pale yellow color when ripened. The fruits have stored well at 30 degree F. until April and May. It has not been susceptible to scab and fire blight. It has high quality, attractive appearance with dessert quality is equal or superior to Comice. The fruits are moderately free of blemishes, russetting, and resists pressure and friction bruising. Good pollinizers are Blake’s Pride, Doyenne Gris, Flemish Beauty, Harrow Crisp, Harrow Delight, and Harrow Sweet.