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Blake's Pride Pear on Quince-A (Spring 2022)


A delicious pear on a highly fireblight resistant tree.

Blake's Pride grows on an upright, spreading tree of moderate vigor. It takes four to six years to bear, but it is productive once established. The most notable horticultural feature of this tree is its excellent disease resistance; Blake's Pride was developed by the USDA with a view to breeding a pear that resists fireblight, the scourge of many other Pyrus comminis varieties. It is also resistant to pear scab, but slightly susceptible to powdery mildew. Blake's Pride is self-infertile and will require a pollenizer.

Blake's is a golden-yellow pear with attractive russet speckling. The neck is shortish, and the juicy flesh has a smooth, buttery texture. In terms of flavor and aroma, Blake's is an excellent, sweet eating pear, more comparable to Comice than Bartlett. This pear blooms one to four days before Bartlett and ripens after Bartlett, up to three weeks later in some regions, and it can be stored for up to four months. Blake's is also a suitable pear for canning and baking.

Blake's Pride was named in honor of Roland C. Blake, who worked at the USDA Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

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Blake's Pride grows on an upright, spreading tree of moderate vigor. It takes four to six years to bear, but it is productive once established. The most notable horticultural feature of this tree is its excellent disease resistance; Blake's Pride was developed by the USDA with a view to breeding a pear that resists fireblight, the scourge of many other Pyrus comminis varieties. It is also resistant to pear scab, but slightly susceptible to powdery mildew. Blake's Pride is self-infertile and will require a pollenizer.

Blake's is a golden-yellow pear with attractive russet speckling. The neck is shortish, and the juicy flesh has a smooth, buttery texture. In terms of flavor and aroma, Blake's is an excellent, sweet eating pear, more comparable to Comice than Bartlett. This pear blooms one to four days before Bartlett and ripens after Bartlett, up to three weeks later in some regions, and it can be stored for up to four months. Blake's is also a suitable pear for canning and baking.

Blake's Pride was named in honor of Roland C. Blake, who worked at the USDA Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: US 446 x US 505
Origin: USDA
Introduced in: 1999
Introduced by: Richard Bell, R. C. Blake, Tom Van der Zwet

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Aug 30 (approximate, in New York State) + 10 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Quince-A Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (35% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Pear Scab: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (35% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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