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KIEFFER - Large, late ripening (Sept. or Oct.).
If allowed to fully
ripen, this is a very fine pear. Can be wrapped and kept for a month
more. A favorite for preserves. Needs a pollinator.
PINEAPPLE PEAR - Large yellow fruit, blushed with red. Crisp
flesh with unusual pineapple like flavor. Fine for canning,
preserving and eating fresh. Good for the deep South.
Requires 150 or less hours of chilling. Fire blight resistant.
Self-fruitful, but sets heavier crop if a second variety is
MOONGLOW - A 1960 U.S.D.A. introduction. Tree is a vigorous,
upright grower and is resistant to fireblight. Fruit ripens in late
smooth texture, and is soft and juicy. A good pollinator.
THE ORIENT - This pear comes recommended being almost
blight proof. A good bearer and fruit of fine quality. Trees make
growth. Large fruit. We have seen one of these pears weigh 1 1/2
AYRES - One of the highest quality pears that can be grown in
the South, blight resistant, flesh almost free of grit cells. Needs
20th CENTURY ASIAN PEAR - Also called APPLE-PEAR
because of their similar texture and shape. Trees produce at an
Ripens about August 15.
HOSUI - A medium to large Asian Pear. Juicy, sweet, fine
grained flesh. Pollinate with 20th Century. Ripens early August.
WARREN - Discovered by T. O. Warren in Mississippi some
years ago. Very sweet, juicy and smooth flesh. Fruit varies in size
shape, mostly medium size and long necked fruit. Ripens in our area
LE CONTE - Bell shaped, creamy
yellow fruit with slight blush. Medium soft flesh. Vigorous,
upright growing tree bears consistently. Fire blight resistant.