Mid July to Early August
~Most popular pear grown today~
Picked green, but enjoyed when it ripens to a soft yellow, sometimes with a slight blush. Flesh is sweet and tender. Excellent fresh or canned. Fruit is large and appealing. Tree bears early, heavily and regularly. This variety is self-fertile in our area or add another variety for consistent production.
Fruit is large, flavorful and sweet. Very similar to Bartlett. This variety is less susceptible to fireblight disease than our other pears. Use Bartlett or Comice as a pollenizer.
~Considered the King of pears~
Comice is a large, roundish rich fruit. Flesh is fine grained (smooth) with a delectable flavor that melts in your mouth. Skin color is yellow with a slight blush. Best eaten fresh after a short storage period. Can be self-fertile, but for consistent production use Super Red or Golden Russet Rose as a pollenizer.
~Earliest maturing red pear~
Fruit is large, dark red in color with bright white flesh. Flavor is excellent. Summer heat will not fade the red color perfect for hot California areas. Storage life is very short, 4 weeks. Use Bartlett, Harrow Delight, or Comice as a pollenizer or an Asian pear.