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European Pear Varieties

All European pear varieties require cross-pollination with other European Pears. All varieties are reliable pollinators.

Anjou: Requires Pollinator. Ripens late September. Large, conical, short-necked fruit, remains light green when ripe. Mild, fine textured flesh, with delicate aroma. Develops best quality after two months in cool storage; keeps until late spring. Tree bears early and heavily. Good pollinator for Bartlett.
Bosc Dwarf: Requires Pollinator. Ripens in October. Medium sized, unusually shaped, long-necked yellow pear with a heavy russet. Tender, aromatic, juicy, smooth-textured flesh. Ripens best at room temperature. Fine for eating, baking and drying.
Orcas Semi-Dwarf: Requires Pollinator. Ripens early September. A large pear, exceptionally well-suited to producing fruit in the Puget Sound area.The flavor is sweet and mild, with a fine texture that makes it useful for fresh use, canning and drying. Resistant to pear scab.
Red Bartlett Semi-Dwarf: Requires Pollinator. Ripens August - September. Vary in color from a light red vertical striping over a green background to a dark, solid maroon. The red color is the only difference between a Red Bartlett and Bartlett pears.
Rescue Semi-Dwarf: Requires Pollinator. Bloom-time range early to late spring. Everyone who sees and tastes this huge beautiful fruit insists on buying a tree. The fruit is yellow with a bright red-orange blush and the flesh is sweet, smooth and juicy. The scab resistant tree is upright and vigorous and each year loaded with fruit. The fruit matures in September and keeps until December. Its small core makes it easy to can.

Asian Pear Varieties (Pear Apples)

All Asian Pear varieties require cross-pollination with other Asian Pears. (Exception: Bartlett Pear will pollinate any Asian Pear.)

Hosui Or. Pear: No pollinator needed. Early spring bloomer. Heavy producing Asian pear ripening in July and August. Fruit is round, very sweet and juicy, excellent quality . Tree is medium size and spreading. Very disease resistant, but more susceptible to fire blight than Korean Giant or Shinko. Developed in 1972 in Japan. Fruit ripens early before Shinko.
Kosui Dwarf: Requires Pollinator. Bloom time April to MaySmall to medium, faded yellow fruit with slight bronze russet. Crisp, crunchy, juicy flesh. Exceptional, sweet taste. Ripens mid-July to early August; stores through September. Tree is a strong grower and moderate yielder.
Nijisseiki Or. Dwarf: Self-fruitful or pollenized by Shinseiki, Bartlett, or other pear or Asian pear. Spring blooming. Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored round fruit is crisp like apple. Harvest early to mid-August. Keeps well. Easy to grow, heavy bearing small tree. Estimated chill requirement: 300 to 400 hrs below 45°F.
Shinko Or. Pear: Requires pollinator, Pollenized by Hosui, Chojuro, Kikusui, Bartlett. Spring blooming. Has flesh that is yellowish white with a good juicy, sweet flavor. Late ripening and of excellent quality, it ripens in mid-August. It has golden brown russeted skin and requires 450 hours of chilling. Shinko is the most fire blight resistant of the Asian pears. Spreading growth habit.