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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, in the early 1930s and introduced circa 1959. Harvest in late August. Best pollinators: Starking® Delicious™ or Moonglow. See more Recommended Pollinators below.


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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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 12 - 13' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 6 - 7' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We wanted a desert pear. High sugar content should make it great for fresh eating or hopefully for baking. We also sell eggs to a local-foods restaurant, so we're thinking they may want to buy these for deserts they make.
Jeremy H on Mar 15, 2017
We wanted a desert pear. High sugar content should make it great for fresh eating or hopefully for baking. We also sell eggs to a local-foods restaurant, so we're thinking they may want to buy these for deserts they make.
Jeremy H on Mar 15, 2017
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.

Customer Reviews

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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
over 3 years ago
Red Sensation Pear
The red sensation dwarf pear tree has only been in the ground since November of 2016 and this spring it blossomed with 100's of blossoms. I am hoping that it will provide me with lots of pears in the years to come.
May 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Love your trees!
This one came really small, like a little and thin branch. It was kind of difficult to imagine that one day this branch can be a standard pear tree! The whole last season it didn't change much, until the root system got establish and then, this season, this "branch" suddenly became a pretty small tree, which is intensively keeps growing. It is too early talk about pears yet, but I'm hoping to see and have fruits very soon. I still have to learn a lot about gardening, because I just started my first fruit and nut tree garden, as well as vegetable garden, only two years ago. Thanks to Stark Bros customer service: they help a lot! Hope to have more trees from this nursery later, when I would learn more about care for the trees.
May 14, 2016
over 2 years ago
Got some new growth this year. But still no fruit yet.
June 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Still in early stage
It is growing well and continues to advance through out this spring. It was a small tree upon receipt and it will be several years before it bears fruit.
May 13, 2017
1 year ago
planted last year
The tree survived a harsh winter and is finally taking off this spring.
May 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
so far my pear trees are doing really well! This is the first time I've grown pairs but they seem very healthy and I'm sure that they will produce well in the future!
May 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
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