Potomac pear tree developed by The Ohio State University and USDA-ARS. Released in 1993. It is a cross between Moonglow and Beurre D’Anjou. The tree is vigorous with upright spreading tendency. The fruit is medium in size and has slightly acid aromatic flavor. The fruit ripens 2 weeks after Bartlett. Storage life is about 2 months. The tree has very good resistance to fire blight. Grows well in hardiness zones 5-8.
Potomac Pear Tree
Potomac pear variety released in 1993. The tree has very good resistance to fire blight. The fruit has slightly acid aromatic flavor. Ripens 2 weeks after Bartlett and has 2 months of storage life. Grows well in hardiness zones 5-8.
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