Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.
Chill hours: 600
Harvest: August 10 - August 25
Looks: Medium to large, long-necked fruit with pale green skin, sometimes blushed red.
Personality: Smooth flesh with no grit cells, is juicy and buttery with superb flavor. Excellent quality dessert pear.
Facts of note: Highly resistant to fireblight. This good keeper is cold hardy to -20°F. From Mississippi.
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.