Classic table pear, very flavorful and firm when picked ripe. Disease- and pest-resistant. Handles drought well. Makes a great Colorado-hardy rootstock for grafting other varieties onto. Matures in four years.
Scientific name: Pyrus communis
Purchase size: 1-2 ft topped, 2 yrs old
Plant hardiness zone: 5-8
Max height: 20 ft
Light: Full sun
Harvest: Late summer/early fall
Pollination: Partially self-fertile, but a nearby pollination partner of a different variety is beneficial