Pear Varieties

BARTLETT

Bartlett, also known as Williams, is a bell shaped pear with sweet flavor and smooth, buttery texture. Bartlett pears are used in both the processing and fresh market industries. While green at harvest, the skin color will change to yellow at the time of maturity.

BUERRE D’ANJOU

Buerre D’Anjou is known as the standard for winter pears which is a late ripening pear that displays strong storage characteristic. Buerre D’Anjou pears are mildly sweet with short necks and very smooth textured skin. Unlike Bartlett, pears do not change from green to yellow at maturity.

GOLDEN RUSSET BOSC

Golden Russet Bosc is a russeted pear selection that is characterized by its elongated neck and distinct bronze color. Golden Russet Bosc is a late maturing strain of Bosc and produces the most uniform appearing Bosc in the marketplace.

COLUMBIA RED D’ANJOU

EUWER cv.

Buerre D’Anjou is known as the standard for winter pears which is a late ripening pear that displays strong storage characteristic. Buerre D’Anjou pears are mildly sweet with short necks and very smooth textured skin. Unlike Bartlett, pears do not change from green to yellow at maturity.

RED CLAPPS

Kalle cv.

Red Clapp’s Kalle cv. is an early maturing red colored sport of Clapp’s Favorite. The fruit have a Bartlett style shape and are medium in size with heavy red color. Red Clapp’s harvests approximately 10 days before Bartlett and has a relatively short shelf life.

COMICE

Comice is a short neck, greenish-yellow pear that can develop a red blush on sun exposed fruit. The fruit are of medium to large size and are sweet and juicy. Due to its strong flavor profile, Comice has become a favorite for fresh eating gift packs.

GEM

Gem is a medium sized selection with light green skin and red blush on sun exposed fruit. The variety was bred by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is fire blight resistant. Gem can be consumed in the crisp stage or ripened to a soft texture and yellow skin. Gem ripens approximately 20 days after Bartlett.

COLD SNAP®

HW614 cv.

Cold Snap® HW614 cv., dubbed as a winter’s favorite pear, is a large, high yielding pear selection that has high tolerance to fire blight. The variety was bred by Agri-Food Canada and ripens approximately 3 weeks after Bartlett. It is productive and very grower friendly. The fruit is buttery and very juicy at maturation and has been rated very high for flavor.

AC™ HARROW CRISP

HW610 cv. USPP 17,843

AC™ Harrow Crisp HW610 cv. is a medium sized selection that is slightly larger than Bartlett. The variety tends to develop an attractive red blush in cooler climates and the fruit is mildly sweet, smooth, and grit free. The pears remain firm even when fully ripe which provide for an extended picking window. AC™ Harrow Crisp was bred by Agri-Food Canada. The variety is a recommended pollinator for Cold Snap® and has high tolerance to fire blight.

AC™ HARROW SWEET

HW609 cv.

AC™ Harrow Sweet HW609 cv. is a late ripening selection that harvests approximately 3 ½ weeks after Bartlett. Fruit size is comparable to Bartlett and the variety is precocious and productive. Sun exposed fruit develop an attractive blush and matured pears are juicy and sweet. AC™ Harrow Sweet was bred by Agri-Food Canada and has high tolerance to fire blight. AC™ Harrow Sweet can be pollinated by Bartlett.

AC™ HARROW GOLD

HW616 cv. USPP 16,124

AC™ Harrow Gold HW616 cv. ripens approximately 10 days before Bartlett and is a cross between Harvest Queen and Harrow Delight. The fruit are yellow with smooth skin and fine texture. AC™ Harrow Gold has a flavor that is balanced between sweetness and acidity. The variety is exceptionally juicy and the fruit are similar in size to that of Bartlett. Longer storage ability is limited with this selection. AC™ Harrow Gold was bred by Agri-Food Canada and has a high tolerance to fire blight.

Reddy Robin®

PremP109 cv. USPP 24,408

Reddy Robin® PremP109 cv. is a very attractive, red blushed hybrid Nashi type pear. The selection is a cross between a Japanese and Chinese pear selection giving Reddy Robin® an enhanced flavor over many existing true Nashi pear varieties. The fruit are medium to large and do require thinning. Reddy Robin® is scab resistant and harvests between Bartlett and D’Anjou.

Rootstock

OHXF #87

PP 6362

OHxF 87 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock that produces a tree that is approximately 85-90% the size of standard seedling. OHxF 87 is tolerant to fireblight and pear decline and has proven to be an excellent producer being the most precocious and productive of the OHxF rootstocks. OHxF 87 is cold hardy and is suitable for colder growing climates.

OHXF #97

OHxF 97 produces a tree that is 95-100% the size of standard seedling. It is similar to a standard seedling in vigor and size control and has proven to be very productive. Like OHxF 87, OHxF 97 is tolerant to fireblight and pear decline and has excellent cold hardiness.

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