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Maxie™ Pear

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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. See more Recommended Pollinators below. 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.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
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
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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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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Would Ubileen work as a pollinator for a Maxie pear?
la hoy on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would depend on whether or not the bloom times overlap. I've heard that Ubileen blooms very early while Maxie blooms more mid-season. Difficult to say for sure if there is overlap there.

Customer Reviews

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Great Pear Cross
Great tasting pear. Easy to grow. Very hardy. Third year and loaded with fruit buds. Highly recommend.
March 16, 2016
maxie pear
i love this tree , its about 3 years old and this year i have 2 pears on it, i can't wait for them to riped
August 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
Healthy and growing but too young to bear fruit
It is in the second year and has put on a lot of height. I had to support it because the wind was bending it but it has beautiful shiny leaves with a strong red cast. I will wait to give it 5 stars until it is old enough to fruit. I might be able to let it have a few pears next year.
May 13, 2016
over 2 years ago
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