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Pear perfection. For lovers of russetted fruit, this pear is especially for you. It descends from Bartlett, so it’s full of juice, spice and sweet pear essence, but includes the nutty-tasting russet that adds an element of crispness and extra flavor. Medium to large pomes (slightly larger than Bartlett), with a golden base color and overlay of complete copper-colored russetting. The flesh is white and sub-acid/sweet, and the fruit hangs well on the tree. Keeps up to 8 months in refrigeration. Use as you would a Bartlett, for canning, fresh eating, preserves, syrup or pear butter. Originated as a bud sport in Yakima, Wash in 2009 by grower Doug Keithly, who also gave us Hosui, A-Ri-Rang (Korean Giant) and 20th Century Asian pears. Evenly ripens in very late August, about a week after Bartlett. Recommended pollinators: Starking® Delicious Pear, Moonglow or Stark® Honeysweet. May be covered by USPP #28,773 or other patents.

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

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
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 9 - 11' 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'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best 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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