If you like the idea of Asian pears but have been deterred by lack of flavor and hardiness, try Gourmet. Although similar in texture to Asian pears, Gourmet’s sweet yellow flesh has more flavor and less wateriness. It’s a crisp pear that melts in your mouth. We’re big fans. Greenish-yellow thick tender skin with russet dots on 2" obovate-obtuse-pyriform fruit. A very nice unusual addition to the mix of summer harvests.
Produces a good crop in our orchard annually. Very hardy medium-sized upright tree. Sterile pollen; will not pollinate other trees. Z3. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart.