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Description

A Stark Bro's Exclusive!Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

Our best pear! Enjoy abundant crops of large, Bartlett-style pears that are smooth, sweet and juicy. Fruit keeps well in the refrigerator, so you can savor it later. A favorite of our canning customers. Tree is disease-resistant to fireblight and a strong pollinator for most other pears. Originates from Ohio, discovered in 1930 and introduced by Stark Bro’s in 1953. Ripens in early September. Best pollinators: Bartlett, Sunrise, or Moonglow. See more Recommended Pollinators below.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Smooth
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 18 - 20' tall x 12 - 13' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 18 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow pear trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This pear pairs well with the Bartlett.
Charles A on Mar 11, 2016
I chose this variety for it's fire blight resistance.
Matt O on Feb 25, 2016
This pear pairs well with the Bartlett.
Charles A on Mar 11, 2016
Chosen as your best pick
Brenda H on Mar 6, 2016
I chose this variety for it's fire blight resistance.
Matt O on Feb 25, 2016
when i was a child my father had this tree in our yard and might i add i am now 53 and this tree is still there it doesnt produce like it once did but not bad for a tree over 60 years old. this new tree is being planted for my granddaughter eve
ANTHONY S on Feb 20, 2016
Chosen as your best pick
Brenda H on Mar 6, 2016
when i was a child my father had this tree in our yard and might i add i am now 53 and this tree is still there it doesnt produce like it once did but not bad for a tree over 60 years old. this new tree is being planted for my granddaughter eve
ANTHONY S on Feb 20, 2016

Customer Reviews

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Best pear ever!
This pear really is as delicious as its name proclaims!!!! It is a smaller tree, as pears go, but is loaded with fruit and easy to pick. It swems resistant to fireblight, which has been problamatic for some ifomyother pears. I planted a second one after the tree produced and I tasted the pears. Highly recommend you plant one in your yard. .Mary
May 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Had to have another
The City expanded the road in front of my old house & took the Delicious Pear that I had since about 1986. When my new house was done, I just had to plant a new Delicious Pear. The pears were always abundant, large, & very sweet when they ripened. I canned many & used the juice to make pear wine.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Vigorous
Its growing like a weed on clay soil PH 6.8. Sofar so good
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Superb Variety
Comparing the Starking to the other variety of pear tree I purchased was an interesting experiment. The Starking Delicious Pear is the most expensive of their varieties, and it is well worth it. At the end of the summer it was several inches taller and quite a bit fuller than the other tree. It arrived perfectly pruned and packed to stay moist. It took off quickly this Spring, and we are eager to see how much and lush it will grow over the Summer. Excellent purchase!
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Honest Truth
This was planted as soon as it was shipped to me pre spring and already it has taken off, strong vibrant tree a welcome addition to my garden and orchard. I will keep you posted right now I see nothing but consistent new growth.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
So far, so good
I planted this tree last year and in spite of the deer nibbles, it's growing well and flourishing. Of course, it has not yet produced fruit, but I'm looking forward to it.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Very nice
The trees are coming a long great. Very hearty have survived two Pennsylvania winters
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good first year growth
This seems to be a very vigorous pear tree and has leafed out great for the first year.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
No pears yet
The tree took well after planting last year. There are, of course, no pears yet. But we are looking forward to that time.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago