Called the “butter fruit” because of its smooth texture, pears are enjoyed fresh, baked, poached, sauteed, canned or dried.


Large and appealing fruit with very sweet and tender flesh. Picked green, but enjoyed when skin ripens to a soft yellow (sometimes with a slight blush). Tree bears early, heavily, and regularly. Requires a pollenizer in most areas; use Bosc, Super Red™ or Winter Nelis. Excellent fresh or canned.

Bronze Beauty™

Wimmer cv. (USPP #7485)

Medium-size to large fruit with a characteristic Bosc shape and higher soluble solids than Buerre Bosc. Russeting develops very early and matures to a full warm bronze russet. Tree has vigorous and spreading growth to a large size. This variety or Golden Russet Bosc® should be considered before Buerre Bosc for full russeted fruit.

Columbia Red™ Anjou

(USPP #6194)

Typical D’Anjou-shaped fruit with sweet, white flesh and striking, dark red skin. Very good ripening characteristics. This is the superior Red Anjou strain by which all others are measured.

Doyenne du Comice

(USPP #10459)

Large and roundish fruit with rich, tender flesh and a delectable flavor that melts in your mouth. Skin is yellow with a slight blush. Tree has vigorous growth with good production. Best when fresh. Grandiose dessert pear.

Super Red™

Large fruit with bright white flesh, excellent flavor, and dark red skin. Tree has very vigorous growth. This is the earliest maturing red pear, with a storage life of approx. 4 to 6 weeks (subject to internal breakdown). Summer heat will not fade the red skin color — perfect for hot areas. AKA Kalle and Red Clapp’s Favorite. *Susceptible to fireblight.

B.P. Morettini (Juno)

Bartlett-shaped, sweet fruit with a wonderful melting texture. Skin is yellow with a lovely red blush. Tree has very vigorous growth and is high-yielding. Early season harvest (2 weeks before Bartlett).

Blake's Pride

Ripening 2 weeks after Bartlett, this fresh market pear has high ratings for appearance and rating qualities at consumer preference surveys. Reported to have a high level of fine blight resistance.

Buerre Bosc

Large and long-necked fruit with fine buttery textured flesh and russeting skin. Vigorous tree growth. Can be used for canning and baking, or simply eaten fresh. Juicy, rich and spicy.


(USPP #9192)

Large to medium-size fruit with rich aromatic flesh. Skin is brilliantly green with a blush of pink. Sustained tree growth to a medium size. Very productive. A cross between Conference and Comice.

Golden Russet Bosc®

(USPP #5243)

Large and long-necked fruit. Skin is distinctly light gold at maturity. Harvest after Buerre Bosc.This variety or Bronze Beauty™ Bosc should be considered before Buerre Bosc for highly russeted fruit.

Taylor’s Gold™

(USPP #8308)

Large to medium-size fruit and Doyenne du Comice-shaped with savory yellow-white flesh. Skin can be cinnamon-colored in high russet growing regions. Vigorous tree growth with good production. May require russet enhancing sprays in low russeting areas. Skin appears more resistant to handling and limb rubs than Comice.

Varieties Available Upon Special Request:

Forelle, Packham Triumph, Rosi-Red, Seckel, Sensation, Winter Nelis

Pear Rootstocks

OHxF 40*, OHxF 69*, OHxF 87*, OHxF 97, Pyrus betulaefolia (Reimer Strain), Provence Quince BA29C, Pyro 2-33*, Winter Nelis