Summercrisp pear is a cold-hardy and early-season cultivar. It introduced by the University of Minnesota. The tree grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. The fruit is best consumed without having been ripened. The eating quality is highest while the flesh is firm and crisp. Stores for 6 weeks under refrigeration but develops internal browning when allowed to ripen before storage. The tree has good resistance to fire blight but it susceptible to powdery mildew.
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8