A modern pear cultivar selected for flavor and fireblight resistance.
Harvest Queen Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2023)
A Bartlett-like modern pear with improved disease resistance. Also known as HW602.
Harvest Queen is an upright, vigorous, and productive tree. It has excellent fireblight resistance and is somewhat resistant to scab. This pear has established pollen compatibility with Bosc, Anjou, and Harrow Delight. It is not pollen compatible with Bartlett.
Ripening about a week before Bartlett, Harvest Queen is a smallish fruit, and it ripens to an even, smooth yellow with no blush or russet. It rates highly for flavor and texture, both fresh and processed. The flesh is buttery and free of stone cells.
Harvest Queen is a Bartlett and (Barseck x Bartlett) cross; it is very similar to Bartlett, with the main exceptions being its slightly smaller size and its improved disease resistance. The selection was made in 1972, and the cultivar was released in 1981.
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, canning
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream
Parentage: Bartlett x (Barseck x Bartlett)
Origin: Harrow, Ontario, Canada
Introduced in: 1981
Introduced by: H.A. Quamme
Calendar & Geography
Tree Height & Spacing
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
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