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Orcas European Pear

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Pyrus communis 'Orcas'

Horticulturalist Joe Long discovered this tree growing on his property on Orcas Island, WA and it has become a regional favorite. The fruit is large, flavorful, and yellow with a carmine blush when perfectly ripe. The texture is smooth, slick and features very few grit cells.

Orcas' scab resistance is legendary! The tree has a vigorous, spreading habit and bears prolifically every year. The pears are great for canning, drying or eating fresh; they mature in early September. Since the tree is a late bloomer (even though it's an early ripener), it's great to match as a pollinizer with a later-ripening keeper variety like Bosc or Seckel.

USDA Zone: 5-9

Grow Height:  15' (Semi Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: OHxF87

Read our Pear Growing Guide

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