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Maxie™ Pear

A flavorful cross. This unique variety combines the Asian Nijisseiki pear with the European Red Bartlett pear. The result is a beautiful fruit that can be eaten at different stages of ripeness that reflect the best traits of both parents. Resistant to leaf and fruit pear scab. Heat-tolerant. Introduced circa 2004. Ripens in late August or early September. Best pollinators: Starking® Hardy Giant™ or Hosui. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #17624 or other patents. Prem1P cultivar.

Note: Stark Bro’s Nurseries grants to customer a royalty-free license to offer for sale, and to sell, the fruit produced by this variety, and to use the identified trademark with that fruit. Customer acknowledges that the genetic material of this variety is a trade secret breeding material owned by PREVAR® and its licensees. Customer must not propagate this variety, or use this variety for breeding purposes, and must take all reasonable and customary precautions to prevent any third parties from obtaining any propagatable material of this variety.

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Maxie™ Pear

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Zone Range 5 - 9
Pollination Pollinator Required
Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Late August-early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 4 - 6

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Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:


Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.


Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.


Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.