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.