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Pound European Pear

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SKU B187

Pyrus communis 'Pound'

One of the largest winter storage pears, each fruit weighing a pound or sometimes two. Pound was a favorite for hundreds of years in America, England and France - where it is called Belle Angevine. Pound possibly dates back to Roman times. We got our start from a National Park orchard Raintree helped to restore on San Juan Island, WA, that was originally planted in 1870. The green pear has firm flesh that turns yellow and is delicious when stored and cooked in the winter. Historically it was sometimes baked whole, wrapped in pastry crust.

Reliably productive. Mid-season bloomer, so any other pear will pollinate it. Very late to mature, and never fully softens - a classic cooking pear.

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

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


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