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Red Sensation Pear

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Description

Deliciously sweet. This variety has a similar shape to Bartlett, but features higher sugar content. Its brilliant, bright red skin makes it a dramatic dessert pear. Good when eaten fresh or canned. Originates from Victoria, Australia, introduced circa 1959. Ripens in late August. Best pollinators: Starking® Delicious™ or Moonglow. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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What if any resistance to Fire Blight has this tree?
Trine on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure. I planted tree last year and saw no signs of blight during summer.

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This was a great-looking specimen when received, but has not really filled out like it should have.
May 26, 2016
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1 year ago
planted last year
The tree survived a harsh winter and is finally taking off this spring.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago