Pyrus communisFall. Unknown origin. Sourced from an old tree standing tall in the front yard of the Palermo Historical Society. For years we thought this was the old New York variety Columbia, but recent DNA profiling was not a match. May be a child of the Italian pear Professor Moron.
Good dessert pear, and excellent for canning and sauce. Large yellowish-green oblong fruit has yellowish-white granular sweet juicy flesh. Similar in appearance to Bartlett. Large vigorous spreading productive tree bears very heavily every other year. Year-round it’s a majestic sight, especially in fruit. People from all over stop by and put the fruit to good use. Z4. 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. For 2024, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock.