slightly smaller than Bartlett. Flesh is high quality and very smooth
with no grit cells. Very productive tree even at a young age.
Ripens in mid-August.
quality attractive dessert pear which ripens just before BARTLETT.
The fruit is large and has a regular pear shape.
It is bright yellow lightly overlaid with russet, and frequently is
slightly blushed. The flesh is
smooth, melting, and juicy, and the flavor sweet and aromatic.
The fruit will keep well in cold storage until December. The tree is vigorous and upright.
to very large, elongated, pyriform fruit, yellow skin, partially covered by
orange and red stripes and blush. Creamy, smooth, buttery flesh, mild,
sweet flavor. Ripens just after Aurora.
of Clapp's Favorite with solid, dark red blush, very attractive. Mild
pleasant flavor; tree vigorous and productive. Ripens in late August.
pear for canning and fresh fruit. The
fruit normally is of large size, has a smooth and attractive appearance.
Tender, juicy, buttery and of high dessert quality.
Excellent for home use on dwarf rootstock.
Ripens late August to early September.
Was discovered as a seedling of Bartlett in
Iowa. Medium large, yellow fruit;
dries well. Excellent flavor with
mild, tender, very sweet, grit-free flesh.
Tender, easily bruised skin. The
flesh does not turn brown when cut, making a fine salad pear.
Ripens about the same time as Bartlett..
Spreading, moderately vigorous tree is a dependable, heavy producer.
and yellow fruit with Bartlett shape. Juicy, melting flesh with sweet,
rich flavor. Tree is a regular, heavy bearer. It is a Bartlett
seedling that is slightly smaller than Bartlett but sweeter.
is our favorite pear for drying.
fruit with carmine blush. Large, flavorful pear that is well suited for
home orchards and processing. Good for fresh eating, canning, or
drying. Both tree and fruit show some resistance to pear scab.
Preferred over Bartlett
Ripens in early September.
the best pears for the home fruit grower.
Disease resistant. Pears
have golden skin and white flesh. Ripens
early to mid September. Excellent dried.
BARTLETT type pear, picked ten to fourteen days later.
Keeps well in cold storage.
MARILLAT. Large green fruit with flavor and texture similar to BARTLETT
but generally of finer quality. Does not scab easily. Originated
in Summerland B. C. Ripens in late September.
ATLANTIC QUEEN Immense, yellow-green fruit up to 1.5 lbs. Fine, firm, melting, very juicy, sweet flesh. Distinctive, delicious aroma. Prolific bearer. Skin turns a characteristic yellow when ready to be eaten. Old French pear discovered in a New York garden close to the seashore. Ripens late September. Very vigorous. If you can use a large tree and want large fruit this is one you might like to try.
high quality dessert pear which is normally picked four weeks after BARTLETT.
It develops better quality if stored about a month before ripening, and
will keep in refrigerated storage until January.
The fruit is large, fairly smooth, pyriform in shape, and yellow
covered with light russet. The
flesh is melting, juicy, nearly smooth in texture.
The flavor is sweet and rich. The
tree is moderately vigorous and productive.
Season; early October.
Medium large, slightly long fruit.
Smooth green skin tinted with russet.
Excellent keeper, high quality dessert pear, firm and sweet.
One of the easiest to store and ripen of the winter pears. Cold
storage is not needed to ripen. Pick
early to mid October.
Very firm large French butter-type winter pear.
Needs a month of storage for ripening; stores well until Christmas.
Does well in Western Washington. Season:
Early to mid October.
to large fruit, lumpy surface; yellow-green even when ripe.
Very long storage life, keeps until January-February.
Quality very good to excellent, sweet, smooth, melting.
Also good canning. Needs
refrigeration before ripening. Pick
Medium to large, dark yellow fruit with brownish russet skin and long,
gourd-shaped neck. Tender,
aromatic, juicy, smooth textured, white flesh.
Rich, slightly acid flavor. Fine
for eating, baking, and drying. Needs
refrigeration for best ripening. Harvest
mid to late October.
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following varieties are available for trial.
Please ask if you would like more information on any of them:
ANJOU, BP MORETTINI, BEURRE GIFFORD, DUMONT,
JUMBO, ROGUE RED and others.
pears need cross-pollination. Two
varieties are needed to obtain an adequate fruit set. BARTLETT and SECKEL will not pollinate each other.
See the pear pollination chart to see what varieties will pollinate each
other. To obtain the best quality of fruit, most pears should be picked about
ten days before they ripen. The winter
pears such as HIGHLAND, COMICE, EL DORADO, ANJOU, & BOSC require cold
storage before ripening. Available
on dwarf and semi-dwarf stock.
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