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Pear : POTOMAC Semi-Dwarf (OHxF87)


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Potomac is a Moonglow x Anjou cross introduced by the Ohio State University in 1993. With it's excellent fireblight resistance and exceptional fruit quality, it is a top pick for both home orchards and commercial growers. Organic producers, in particular, favour this vigorous and precocious ( starts bearing at a young age) variety. The fruit is similar to Anjou in both form and flavour, with buttery, fine-textured flesh, and a pleasant, well-balanced taste profile. Potomac is a first-rate fresh eating pear that can keep for several months. It also works very well for canning.


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Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.

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