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Varieties for Utah: Pear


 

Variety Fruit size Uses Fruit Color Susceptibility to Fire Blight Storage
Anjou  Large Fresh consumption, canning and cooking Green  Susceptible 4-5 months
Bartlett Medium to large Fresh consumption and canning Yellowish to pale green Susceptible 3 months
Bosc  Large Fresh consumption, canning, cooking  Russet Susceptible 3-4 months
Chojuro Medium to large Fresh consumption and in salads Russet Resistant 5 months

Nijisseiki ( Twentieth Century)  Small to medium Fresh consumption and in salads Green Susceptible 4-5 months
Seckel  Small Fresh consumption, canning, and cooking Yellow-brown Resistant 1-3 months
Shenseiki Medium Fresh consumption and in salads Yellow Susceptible 1-3 months

Anjou – Large, green fruit. Firm flesh that has a mild flavor and not especially juicy.  Good for fresh eating, canning and cooking. Stores well for 4-5 months. Susceptible to fire blight.

Bartlett- Harvest in  late August, fruit is medium to large,  and is a thin skinned familiar pear.  Sweet, tender flesh is fine for eating and canning. Trees bare when young and are very productive. Partially self-fertile, but will produces more fruit when cross pollinated. Fruit stores well for 3 months. Susceptible to fire blight.  Zone 5-8

Bosc
– Long, narrow fruit with russet color. Flesh is firm, crisp with heavy perfume. Good fresh, canned and especially fine for cooking. Stores well for 3-4 months. Susceptible to fire blight.

Chojuro – medium to large, russet skinned fruit with strong flavor. Good for eating fresh and putting in salads. Fruit is very firm and stores well for 5 months. Resistant to fire blight.

Nijisseiki (Twentieth Century) - Asian pear with sweet taste, slightly tart, great for eating fresh. Green skinned and round, small to medium sized fruit. Heavy producing tree may need to be thinned in early summer to promote good sized fruit. Fruit Store for 4-5 months. Susceptible to fire blight.


Seckel – small, yellow-brown fruit has the finest aroma and flavor of any home garden pear.  Eat fresh or whole for spiced preserves. Stores well for 1-3 months. Resistant to fire blight tree.

Shenseiki –  medium, yellow skinned with mild, good flavor. Earliest maturing Asian pear should be picked when skin turns yellow. Good for eating fresh and putting in salads. Fruit stores for 1-3 months Susceptible to fire blight.