Late Summer. Orel 15 x Anjou. CG Patten intro, Iowa St U, 1922.
Very good fresh eating with sweet “high flavor.” Fine-grained soft flesh has minimal grit cells. Vaguely reminiscent of Bosc in size and shape. 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.