Pyrus communisLate Summer. Orel 15 x Anjou. CG Patten intro, Iowa State University, 1922.
Very good fresh eating with sweet “high flavor.” Oblong greenish-yellow with a red blush. Vaguely reminiscent of Bosc in size and shape. Fine-grained soft flesh has minimal grit cells. Good canning pear.
Tree is extremely adaptable, growing all over the Northeast. Long, willowy, very flexible branches won’t break even under the weight of its heavy crops. Fared incredibly well during the cold “test winter” several years ago when hundreds of northern Maine pear trees died to the roots. Extremely hardy and highly recommended for coldest districts.
A good pollinator for other varieties. Scab resistant. 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.
For 2023, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock, and Asian Pears are on OHxF97 or Pyrus betulaefolia rootstock.
These rootstocks are subject to change based on availability and we are unable to accommodate pear rootstock requests.