Anjou Still tasty seven months later. This pear hits all the right notes. It’s cold-hardy, vigorous and precocious... and it’s keeping quality is unparalleled at up to seven months. Bright green and very firm at harvest, with a tinge of yellow as they ripen. Subtly sweet, fine-textured flesh. Ripens in late September.
Requires a Pollinator: All pears, with the exception of Magness are suitable pollinators for Anjou
Bartlett A large, heavy-bearing variety with excellent quality. Long considered one of the choicest canning varieties, Bartlett accounts for about 75 percent of the pear production in the United States and Canada. Bartlett requires cross pollination and ripens in late August.
Requires a Pollinator: All pears, with the exception of Magness are suitable pollinators, but Bosc is particularly good
Bosc The classic shapely pear. The gourd-like shape and long neck of this variety makes it easily distinguishable from others. Medium-to-large fruit features russet, dark yellow skin and smooth, aromatic flesh that is juicy, sweet and tender. Perfect for eating fresh, baking or drying.
Requires a Pollinator: All pears, with the exception of Magness are suitable pollinators
Magness A medium-sized pear ripening just after Seckel. Skin is greenish-brown, covered with light russet. Flesh is soft, juicy and almost free of grit cells. Flavor is sweet and of excellent quality. Tree is vigorous, spreading and resistant to fire blight.
Requires two Pollinators: All Pears are suitable pollinators
Moonglow Big, bold, blushed fruit. This beautiful, Bartlett-type pear is soft and juicy without being mushy. The tree is disease-resistant to fire blight and will bear fruit for years. A strong pollinator for other pear varieties.
Requires a pollinator: Bartlett, Seckel
Seckel A small pear with rich yellowish-brown skin when fully ripe. One of the best-quality dessert pears. Ideal for the home garden. Tree is vigorous, hardy and productive.
Requires a Pollinator: All Pears, with the exception of Magness are suitable pollinators
Shinseki This is the prettiest of our Asian pears, ripening early–around the same time as Hosui–to a bright yellow that is speckled with subtle, pale dots. The flesh is sweet, slightly tart, crisp, and very, very juicy. It is a perfect salad pear. Shinseiki hangs well on the tree and it stores for about two months.
Self-Fertile, however a second increases yield.
Twentieth Century ( Nijisseiki) You’ll find it hard to believe a tree this beautiful can produce such an abundant crop. Its pure white flesh is ideal for salads and they’re “oh, so good” for snacking!
Pollinate with another Asian pear.
Hosui Hosui ("Copious Juice") is probably the best of our Asian pears. The early-midseason fruit is largish, round, golden russet, and copiously speckled with lenticels. The creamy flesh is delicate, crisp, and juicy, with a hint of snappy acid complexity that is unusual in Asian pears. This pear will not store for more than four weeks, but it doesn't matter; they are addictive and will get eaten fast.
Self-fertile, but will produce better with a second asian pear.
Olympic The Asian pear season goes out with a bang. Ripening in October, Olympic is a huge, beautiful pear that can weigh as much as a pound. This grapefruit-sized fruit is covered in orange russet and the flesh is crisp, juicy, and very very sweet. You can enjoy this treat for a long time; it will store for up to five months after harvest.