Blake’s Pride Pear Tree


Blake’s Pride is mid-season fire blight resistant pear. Introduced in 1998 by R.L. Bell, T. van der Zwet, and R.C. Blake. The fruit is moderate in size with yellow skin. The fruit matures one week after Bartlett. Stores three months in common storage. The fruit is juicy and aromatic. Shows moderate field resistance to pear scab but it is susceptible to powdery mildew and Fabraea leaf spot. Blooms 1-4 days before Bartlett. Suitable pollinizers for Blake’s Pride are Bartlett, Bosc, and Harrow Delight.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.