Late Summer. P. ussuriensis x P. communis seedling. Morden Station, Manitoba, 1978. Rhymes with pure.
Unusual very small roundish fruit with crisp texture more like an Asian pear. Greenish yellow 2" fruit is juicy, sweet and distinctively spicy. All-purpose: good for snacking, canning and preserves. Ripens unevenly over a couple weeks in mid-September. Glossy green foliage turns bright burgundy red in fall.
Early bloomers like Bartlett, Patten, Nova, Golden Spice and Asian pears are recommended pollinators. So far appears to be fireblight resistant. Withstands nighttime temps down to –40°. 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.