Introduced in 1922 and still esteemed as the best quality large hardy pear available, with proven winter survival below -40°C! Fruit size and shape is similar to Bosc. Tender, juicy, fine textured flesh with subtle almond flavour makes great fresh eating. Also works well for canning. Ideally it is picked a week before maturity then allowed to ripen. Good fire blight resistance. One of the best pollenizers for other varieties.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: MID-LATE SEPT.