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Rescue European Pear

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Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$59.99 - $59.99
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SKU B200

Pyrus communis 'Rescue'

A show stopper. 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 original tree was rescued from developer demolition by an attentive neighbor when the original farmer's property transferred hands.

The scab-resistant tree is upright and vigorous and each year loaded with fruit. The fruit matures in September and keeps until December in cold storage. Its small core makes it easy to can. Needs a pollenizer.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

Size: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • How necessary is it to fertilize fruit trees? Must it be done every year after the tree gets big enough? Can you get away with never fertilizing at all?

    Depends on where and how it's planted, how often it's watered, if you mulch, what you mulch with, etc. Many fruit trees never require fertilization, but others will need it every 2-3 years. Lots of factors.

  • When does this pear bloom, will it work with Orcas?

    Yes this pear cross pollinates with Orcas. For a pear pollination chart please check out our Pear Growing Guide.

  • Is this a summer, winter, or perry pear?

    This is a summer pear.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Healthy tree well packaged

Ted b.
Best pear tree for Missouri. Wonderful tasty fruit

Best pear for Missouri. Great tasty fruit. With great color.

Healthy tree, fruit good depending on conditions.

I ve had a Rescue for about 5 years now and it seems to be reliably building production each year, last year was my first large crop. Ripens at least a couple weeks later than Bartlett in my location (lowland valley east of Tacoma). My old Bartlett gets scab so bad that many years I get no edible fruit as it is to mangled and cracked and rotten even before being near ripe; but the Rescue is hardly effected. Though last year the skins on Rescue were almost leathery thick and they had a lot of grit cells, fortunately both could be fixed by peeling. I can t say if the grit cells were caused by the cultivar, harvest timing, fertilizer, or weather, i hadn t noticed the grit in other years but then I also didn t have as many fruits to sample. I also can t say they stored any longer than any other typical summer pear, but I just tossed them in the spare fridge might have been too cold or humidity wrong.