Pear Potomac fruit

Potomac Pear

Pyrus communis

Introduced in 1993 from the Kearneysville, WV USDA station, this high quality pear ripens in mid-September. Fruit is sweet and buttery and extremely juicy. Tree is vigorous and fairly precocious. Pollinates with other European pears and is fire blight resistant. A Moonglow-Anjou cross, it is one of the highest quality fireblight resistant varieties available. Dwarf trees are 8'-14'tall and standards are 15'-30'tall. Space 6' to 10' circle for dwarf and 14' circle for standards. Zone 5-9.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceVery Good
Disease ResistanceVery Good
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceVery Good
Humidity ToleranceVery Good
Sun ToleranceVery Good
Wet Soil TolerancePoor
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayFair
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsVery Good
Deer ResistancePoor
ThornsNo
Plant TypeTree
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeFruit
Self FertileNo
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