Pyrus spp.: 25-50’ high x 25’ wide / full sun / zone 4 / Rootstock: OHxF97 Full Size
Pears are the long-lived giants of the fruit tree world. Pears are self-unfruitful (unless otherwise noted), so require another variety nearby for pollination. Ours are on OHxF 87 Semi-Dwarf rootstock.
Anjou – A popular commercial variety, which produces good quality pears for fresh-eating or preserves, and which store well.
Bartlett – The most highly cultivated pear in Ontario, for good reason; it’s very productive and has delectable flavour. Partially self-fertile.
Bonne Louise de Jersey – Originating in France, this tree produces rich, buttery, red-blushed fruit. Very resistant to scab.
Butirra Precoce Morettini – The name is a mouthful, but so is the fruit, which is yellow with a red blush, has a nice mixture of sweet and tart tones and stores well.