Early Season Varieties
Mid Season Varieties
Late August. Most popular. Large golden yellow fruit with brownish red blush. Has the classic pear shape. Best pick green and ripen off the tree. Good for canning and fresh eating. Needs a pollenizer. Zones 5-8.
Late Season Varieties
Late September. Large golden fruit with crimson blush. Crisp, juicy coarse textured, gritty flesh. Excellent for cooking, preserves and pear honey. Self-fertile tree is productive and bears young. Extra hardy, immune tree will grow almost anywhere. Zones 4-9.
Late September. Large, rich flavored, Bartlett type, good for commercial or home use. Very blight resistant. Mellows after picking. Excellent storage life. USDA-ARA release in 2002. Zones 4-8.