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Item Number: FT172

Blake's Pride Pear Tree

Blake's Pride Pear Tree

Sweet and Buttery

Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • 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, Harrow Delight and Warren

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Description

Semi-dwarf on OHxF333 rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • 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, Harrow Delight and Warren

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

    Characteristics

    USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 9
    Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
    Chill Hours Needed : 800 hours
    Planting Time : Winter
    Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years
    Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

    Planting & Care

    Useful Information

    Guarantee

    Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

    * Claim deadline is June 15th

    We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

    If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

    Important Dates:

    • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
    • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
    • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

    All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

    Terms and Conditions

    We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

    We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

    If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

    Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

    Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

    Instructions

    We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

    Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

    Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

    If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

    Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

    If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

    Required Documentation

    1. Order number
    2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
    3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
      1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
      2. The scratch test areas
      3. The entire tree/plant

    We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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    Capt. Wanabe
    Excellent pear

    As of harvest 2018 the Blake's Pride was 4 years post transplant. Tree grew well and produced a half dozen pears in 2017. This year it produced approximately 12-18 excellent quality pears. Sweet, juicy, smooth and with great pear flavor. Picked them when they separated with a sideways lift and then chilled them for two weeks. Took about 5-7 days at room temp to fully ripen. I have 6 pear trees, (Comice, Concorde, Harrow Delight, Warren, California Pear, and Seckle.) It is the best of the bunch. It is now winter and the tree shows many more fruiting spurs than last year. I noticed that there is a definite improvement in quality as well as quantity of pears as the trees mature. You can't be in a hurry with pears. If I could only have one pear tree this would be it.
    I am in zone 8b/9a at 1300 feet CA central valley in the Sierra foothills.

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