The Most Disease Resistant Pear
The Potomac pear is a Moonglow x Beurre D’Anjou cross which has a pleasingly sub-acid buttery flavor, and similar to the Beurre D’Anjou in character and aroma.
The fruit size averages 2 ½”. The skin is light green and glossy. The skin of the fruit may have a light red blush on the side exposed to the sun.
This pear is a great fresh-market pear for commercial growers and homeowners that combine superior resistance to fire blight with good-quality fruit.
It has the reputation as producing the highest quality fruit from a fireblight resistant variety!
The Potomac ripens 2 weeks after the Bartlett pear. It requires 800 chill hours. It is not self-pollinating.
The high quality fruit ripens in September.
The Potomac pear is pollinated by Bartlett, D’Anjou or Warren.
*Small Buttery Flavored Fruit
*Most Fireblight Resistant Variety
|Mature Height||Semi Dwarf: 12 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Mid April|
|Harvest Period||Mid September|