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Maxine Pear Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A great all-purpose, disease-resistant pear. Also known as Century Yellow, Starking® Delicious.

This tree is vigorous, upright, and productive, and it has great fireblight resistance. Fruit size is inconsistent and crops should be thinned for optimal quality. It is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollination partner.

Maxine is a medium-sized pear that bears a very fine russetting over a green-gold background. It is sturdy, stores well, and does not bruise easily, making it a good option for small commercial orchards. The flesh is free of grit, buttery, and juicy, and the flavor is excellent. It is recommended for fresh eating, baking, and canning.

Maxine was discovered as a chance seedling in Preble County, Ohio around 1900. It was first propagated by E.M. Buechly of Greenville, Ohio. This tree is almost certainly the same as the Starking® Delicious distributed by Stark Bros. Nurseries.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Maxine Pear Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $4.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is vigorous, upright, and productive, and it has great fireblight resistance. Fruit size is inconsistent and crops should be thinned for optimal quality. It is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollination partner.

Maxine is a medium-sized pear that bears a very fine russetting over a green-gold background. It is sturdy, stores well, and does not bruise easily, making it a good option for small commercial orchards. The flesh is free of grit, buttery, and juicy, and the flavor is excellent. It is recommended for fresh eating, baking, and canning.

Maxine was discovered as a chance seedling in Preble County, Ohio around 1900. It was first propagated by E.M. Buechly of Greenville, Ohio. This tree is almost certainly the same as the Starking® Delicious distributed by Stark Bros. Nurseries.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Ohio
Introduced in: ~ 1900
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after Bartlett

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Maxine Pear. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

Tree Ships Currently in Stock
Gem Pear 2022 0
Flemish Beauty Pear 2022 0
Bartlett Pear 2022 0
Honeysweet Pear 2022 0
Kalle Pear 2022 0
Harrow Delight Pear 2022 0
Blake's Pride Pear 2022 0
Harvest Queen Pear 2022 0
Kieffer Pear 2022 0
Potomac Pear 2022 0
AC™ Harrow Sweet Pear 2022 0

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