The rock-star, cold-hardy apple from Minnesota.
Maxine Pear on OHxF 97 (Spring 2024)
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.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white
Introduced in: ~ 1900
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
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