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Pears

It’s easy to grow pears around here if you start with the right varieties for our climate. They put on quite a flower show and have less challenges than apples. They can live 200 years. They produce juicy succulent fruit in abundance... from mid August through early October.

Dessert/Column A

Cabot Melting, aromatic, sweet for fresh eating in September

Waterville An Elmore Roots introduction known for its hardiness and fruit quality. Discovered growing in an old orchard in Waterville, VT.

Sauvignac A medium-sized, green-yellow pear of exceptional quality; few grit cells, wonderfully aromatic.

Patten* Very large succulent fruits in late September for fresh eating, etc.

Luscious* Large, juicy sweet yellow pear, ripening in mid to late September from South Dakota. Nice fall leaf color. Closest to a Bosc Pear.

Golden Spice Old time favorite is a versatile pollinator ripening in September

Gourmet* High quality pear from South Dakota, not for pollinating Luscious

Greensboro An Elmore Roots introduction from a ‘wild’ productive tree with delicious fruit.

Stacey Abundant fruit late in August with excellent favor, keeps about a week. Easy to grow & fruits early in life.

Nova A russeted pear, sweet, crisp, ripens mid September.

Summercrisp* Crispy, juicy slicer, big harvests in August. Wonderful favor! Can eat firm (like an Asian Pear) or as it ripens and gets tender and ‘melting’


* Available in bearing age size.

Siberian / Column B

Clark Small fruit, good for canning, ripens all at once

David or John Very hardy & disease resistant, bears early, excellent for sauce or jam.

Pepi or Ely Small fruit, disease resistant, good for cooking & sauce.

Ure The best of the Siberians for fresh eating.

Closest to a Seckel Pear

It’s best to choose two from Column A & 1 from Column B for best fruit production. All Column B selections are extremely hardy & excellent pollinators. If you only have room for 2, & live in a warmer part of Vermont, stick to the Column A varieties.

2-3 diferent varieties for pollination. Plant 20-25’ apart.

$35, $75, $150* & $250* sizes.
* Available in bearing age size.

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