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Blake's Pride Pear

Available Spring 2018

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A productive, hearty variety. This tree bears large crops of medium-size fruit featuring glossy yellow skin with tan-russet hues. Flesh is aromatic and juicy with a smooth, buttery texture. These pears store well and are good for fresh eating, canning or making desserts or pear butter. Tree is disease-resistant to fire blight and has an upright growth habit. Originates in Ohio, introduced in 1998. Heat-tolerant. Harvest in early September. Best pollinators: Bartlett or Beurre Bosc. See more Recommended Pollinators below.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Tasty
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 4 - 6
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Fireblight resistant
WILLIAM M on Jan 6, 2017
Fireblight resistant
WILLIAM M on Jan 6, 2017
My family loves fruit and I love to take care of plants; all of these work for me and my family for our zone type. This way the plants are happy and we are happy.
Barbara G on Mar 9, 2016
My family loves fruit and I love to take care of plants; all of these work for me and my family for our zone type. This way the plants are happy and we are happy.
Barbara G on Mar 9, 2016
How many chill hours does it need?
Squid on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 700-800 chill hours.

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Southern Pear
I may have gotten my order in to late but I did not receive my tree in the fall as I prefer. It arrived in the spring. To day it is one year old. I have a sprinkler system so it is doing well. I have sprayed it last year and this with fungicide to help it ward off Fire Blight. No fruit but I expect that in year tree. I live in a different place but in the past I have bought probable 50 trees From SB. They all did very well and I learned a lot from trees.
May 17, 2017
1 year ago
This pear was slow out the shoot, (2015-70437) however picked up steam once winter was behind us. It has grown nicely this year except for the aphids they also attacked my Bartlett pear which is ten feet away, also Stark. The Blake started much better than the Bartlett however the Bartlett is playing catchup now that I have taken care of the aphids. This is the first time I have seen aphids on my property and I am a rose grower - there must be something very sweet in these trees...
May 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
My Blake's Pride pear has not done well since planting. It is alive, but not thriving. Other stock ordered at the same time are doing reasonably well, but are not far enough along to produce fruit yet.
May 17, 2016
over 2 years ago
Up and died
I planted the pear tree in a whisky barrel. It was doing OK for 6 months, then the leaves started to turn brown and fall off around August and was bare by September. It never came back. Stark did replace the tree with an apple so I have high hopes.
May 17, 2017
1 year ago
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