Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 600
Harvest: August 20 - September 10
Looks: Light green, glossy skin with fine flesh.
Personality: Buttery sub-acid flavor with a mild aroma.
Facts of note: This pear is a great fresh-market pear for commercial growers and homeowners that combines superior resistance to fire blight with good-quality fruit. Highest quality fire blight resistant variety. A cross of Moonglow and Buerre D’Anjou developed by the USDA and Ohio State University.
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 -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.