Discovered in 1880 as a chance seedling in Kansas. Known across the South as a sugar pear due to is incredible sweetness. The pear has a low, 300, chill hours making it great for southern climates. The skin is soft and juicy with a yellowish-bronze tint when ripe. Pears ripen from inside out so we recommend picking them early and ripening on the counter. Pear with its rootstock is resistant to fireblight.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: OHxF 87 ~15-18' or 70% of Standard; Semi-dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August
Pollination: Partially self-fertile but will benefit from another pear tree in the area.
Scientific Name: Pyrus communis 'Ayers'