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Aurora Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2023)


A modern dessert pear with outstanding flavor and good storage life. Also known as NY 7620.

Aurora grows on a vigorous, spreading tree that produces reliably. It is easy enough to grow, resistant to scab and mildew, but somewhat susceptible to fireblight.

This is one of our favorite dessert pears. The flavor is exceptional–sweet and aromatic–and the flesh is smooth and meltingly juicy. The fruit is large, regular in form, with a shortish neck. The thin, delicate skin is a golden yellow color that is overlaid with a beautiful russet and often blushed on its exposed face. Aurora is an early-season pear, ripening around the same time as Bartlett, but it has a longer storage life than Bartlett, keeping well until December. This pear is suitable for both home growers and commercial production.

Aurora was developed in Geneva, NY and released in 1964. It is a cross of Marguerite Marillat and Bartlett.

 

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Aurora grows on a vigorous, spreading tree that produces reliably. It is easy enough to grow, resistant to scab and mildew, but somewhat susceptible to fireblight.

This is one of our favorite dessert pears. The flavor is exceptional–sweet and aromatic–and the flesh is smooth and meltingly juicy. The fruit is large, regular in form, with a shortish neck. The thin, delicate skin is a golden yellow color that is overlaid with a beautiful russet and often blushed on its exposed face. Aurora is an early-season pear, ripening around the same time as Bartlett, but it has a longer storage life than Bartlett, keeping well until December. This pear is suitable for both home growers and commercial production.

Aurora was developed in Geneva, NY and released in 1964. It is a cross of Marguerite Marillat and Bartlett.

 


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Marguerite Marillat x Bartlett
Origin: Geneva, New York
Introduced in: 1964
Introduced by: New York State Agriculture Experiment Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Aug 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 87 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Pear Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Aurora Pear on OHxF 87. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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