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.
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.
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