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Pear Tree Cultivars

Aurora
Origin: Geneva, New York - 1964 Ripens: August Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Sauce
A large, yellow pear that has some russeting. Flesh is juicy, sweet and very aromatic. A high quality dessert pear that keeps well.
Bartlett
Origin: England 1797 Ripens: Aug - Sept Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
Large yellow pear with white juicy flesh. Great all around pear. Ripens off the tree. Good keeper. Trees are highly productive.
Blakeney Red
Origin: England 1800s Ripens: September Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Cider
A medium sized, sharp cider pear with green russeted skin. Heavy and reliable cropper.
Blake's Pride
Origin: USDA Ripens: September Zone: 5 - 9
Uses: Eating, Salads
Yellow pear with some russetting. Flesh is juicy and aromatic. Very resistant to fire blight.
Bosc
Origin: Belgium 1807 Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 9
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A medium to large, dark yellow pear with some russeting. A high quality pear and good keeper. Ripens off the tree. Trees are very productive.
Clapps Favorite
Origin: Ripens: Late August Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies
A very large yellow-green pear, with a red blush. This pear is juicy, crisp and sweet. Fruit will ripen on the tree. Trees are very hardy and vigorous but can be susceptible to fire blight.
Clapp's Favorite, Red
Origin: Ripens: Early September Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Sauce
Yellow fruit with bright red blush. A very productive, winter hard tree but susceptible to fire blight.
Conference
Origin: England - 1894 Ripens: September Zone: 4 - 7
A medium to large, green pear that has some russeting. The yellow flesh is sweet and juicy. A very good keeper but very susceptible to fire blight.
Des Urbanistes
Origin: Belgium Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Sauce
A round, pale yellow, russeted pear. Flesh is buttery and white with a delicious flavor.
Flemish Beauty
Origin: 1810 Ripens: August Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Pies
Large, yellow pear with a rich flavor. It is a great pear for eating or canning. This is a very winter hardy pear but is susceptible to fire blight.
Forelle
Origin: Germany - 1800 Ripens: August Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Pies
A medium sized yellow pear that gets a red blush and speckles like a trout. Very good tasting pear but susceptible to fire blight.
German A
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Eating, Sauce
Unnamed seedling. A very large pear which grows up to one pound. Very good for eating and sauce. Not for canning.
German C-Tree Ripe
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Eating, Sauce
Bosc type pear. One of the few pears that is good tree ripened.
Golden Spice
Origin: Ripens: October Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Eating, Sauce
A very good eating pear but not a keeper.
Gourmet
Origin: South Dakota - 1988 Ripens: September Zone: 3 - 6
Uses: Eating, Sauce
A medium size, green/yellow pear with yellow, crisp, juicy sweet flesh with a somewhat thick skin. Not a pollinator.
Harrow Delight
Origin: Canada Ripens: August Zone: 5 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A medium sized, yellow pear with some red blushing. Very high quality pear with some resistance to fire blight. Very hardy.
Japanese Golden Russet
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Eating
A russeted asian pear.
Luscious
Origin: Ripens: September Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
Medium sized bright yellow fruit that is juicy and sweet. Glossy green foliage that has a good red fall color. An excellent dessert pear that is fireblight resistant.
Moonglow
Origin: US - 1960 Ripens: Aug-Sept Zone: 4 - 9
Uses: Eating, Pies, Sauce
A medium to large, yellow pear. The white flesh is juicy, smooth with a mild flavor. Tastes better if stored for a little while. A great storing pear and resistant to fire blight.
Nova
Origin: Ripens: Mid Sept. Zone: 3 - 6
Uses: Baking, Eating
Fruit is large, round, melting and very juicy. The fruit can be used either green or ripe.
Parker
Origin: Ripens: September Zone: 4 - 7
A large yellow bronze fruit that is fine grained, juicy, and tender. An upright and vigorous grower. Pollinate with any other pear variety.
Patten
Origin: Ripens: Late Sept. Zone: 3 - 7
Uses: Eating
Very large fruit. Should be picked about one week before ripening and then allow to ripen. This is a fair canning pear.
Potomac
Origin: USDA Ripens: September Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A medium sized, green pear with a subacid flavor. Tree is somewhat resistant to fire blight. Moderate keeper.
Red Bartlett
Origin: Ripens: Late August Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
Large red sport of the Bartlett pear with crisp sweet flesh. Has some disease resistance.
Red Sensation
Origin: Victoria, Australia - early 1930s Ripens: Late August Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A Bartlett type pear with a higher sugar content. The skin is very red which makes it a great dessert pear. Pollinator needed.
Rotkottis Frau Ostergotland
Origin: Ripens: Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Eating
A red fleshed pear
Shenandoah
Origin: USDA 2002 Ripens: Late September Zone: 4 - 8
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
A large green pear with a very rich Bartlett type flavor. Very resistant to fire blight.
Spartlett
Origin: Ripens: Early Sept. Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating
This is an improved Bartlett pear with the fruit being at least 1/3 larger. The trees are hardy but susceptible to fire blight.
Summer Blood Birne
Origin: Germany Ripens: Early August Zone: 4 - 9
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies, Sauce
European pear. A large red fleshed pear with yellow skin and a red blush. The flesh is very sweet and makes a sweet red juice.
Summer Crisp
Origin: Minnesota - 1933 Ripens: Mid August Zone: 4 - 6
Uses: Baking, Eating, Sauce
Medium size pear with sweet, crisp flesh.
Sunrise
Origin: US - 1965 Ripens: Early August Zone: 5 - 8
Uses: Eating, Pies, Salads
Early yellow pear with sweet flesh. Tree is very disease resistant.
Winter Nelis
Origin: Belgium Ripens: Late September Zone: 4 - 7
Uses: Baking, Eating, Pies
It is slightly yellowish-green in color with broad areas of dull reddish-brown overtones. This pear, which has a firm but very juicy and sweet flesh, is excellent as a snack or for use in baking.