Blake's Pride Pear
Blake’s Pride ripens in mid-September and is good for fresh eating and preserving. A productive, hearty variety. This tree bears large crops of medium-size fruit featuring glossy yellow skin with tan-russet hues.
These pears store well and are good for fresh eating, canning or making desserts or pear butter. Tree is disease-resistant to fire blight and has an upright growth habit. Heat-tolerant. Harvest in early September. Best pollinators: Bartlett or Beurre Bosc.
Current Sale Size: 5/8” caliper, 5-6 ft.
Rootstock: OHxF-87. Partially self-fertile.
Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12”/yr.)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full to Part sun
Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High