Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: August 15 - August 31
Looks: Yellow and light-golden, excellent eating, buttery texture.
Personality: Distinct blend of sugars, acids and other flavors, rich aromatic taste.
Facts of note: A modern variety resistant to fire blight. Moderate to high yield. Ripens 10-14 days after Bartlett. Developed by horticulturalist Richard Bell with the ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Excellent eating pear.
Pollination: Pollenized by Bartlett, Bosc, Potomoc, and Harrow Delight
European pears are late blooming, tolerant of heavy wet soils, and a good choice for many areas. Susceptible to codling moth and some to fire blight. Plant at least two varieties for best results. Harvest 3rd year. On OHxF333 semi-dwarf rootstock. Trees left unpruned reach 2/3 of standard (about 12-18'). By pruning, keep any tree to any size.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.