Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 600
Harvest: September 15 - October 5
Looks: Round, short necked pear with greenish yellow skin with red blush.
Personality: Sweet, aromatic, fine-textured, superb flavor and quality.
Facts of note: Very soft flesh with a creamy texture and full of juice. Popular in fruit gift baskets, in fact they are so associated with holiday gifts that they are called "the Christmas Pear". The variety was developed in France in the mid-1800's.
Pollination: Self-fruitful in arid West or plant with Bartlett.
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.