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.
~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.
~ A backyard, homestead favorite~
This medium to large, tear dropped shaped fruit is a faded green color with red blush when in full sun. It is sweet, buttery, and very juicy with silky, no grit flesh. Cold hardy. Deer and fireblight resistant. Self-fruitful, however, for best production, add a pollenizer.