Although this is clearly a superior pear, it seems slightly unusual that a single variety should attract so many names. The Olympic has been sold as 'Korean Giant', 'Large Korean', 'A-ri-Rang', 'Dan Bae', and, last, but not least-'Kenko'. In our experience, at least, the variety we have been selling as 'Kenko' is virtually identical to 'Olympic' in every respect. However, Shakespeare supposedly said, "A rose by any other name smells as sweet." and all the good things we've been saying about Kenko still apply when we call it Olympic. The fruit excels in all categories-appearance, flavour, and storage. Although it is surprisingly winter hardy, a hot summer will really enhance the refreshing taste which mellows in storage. Olympic is productive, precocious, and quite fireblight resistant. For maximum size, thin the crop to at least 30cm (12") between fruits.
SEMI-FERTILE* | ZONE 4/5 | HARVEST: LATE OCT.