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AC™ Harrow Sweet Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2022)


A high-quality, late-season modern pear that is fireblight resistant. Also known as HW609, Harrow Sweet.

This tree is medium sized, pyriform, upright-spreading, hardy, and reliably annual. It has great fireblight resistance and it is also resistant to mildew, but somewhat susceptible to scab. It is quite precocious: fruit is produced from lateral buds on one-year wood, as well as on spurs, thus coming into production in its second or third year. Fruit should be thinned to maintain size and productivity. AC™ Harrow Sweet has demonstrated pollen compatibility with Bartlett and Harrow Delight, and it will perform well on quince rootstock.

AC™ Harrow Sweet produces heavy crops that ripen three to four weeks after Bartlett. The pear is yellow with a red blush. The flesh is sweet and juicy, with an excellent flavor that rates highly in taste trials. It will store well for about ten weeks, and it holds its form when processed.

AC™ Harrow Sweet was developed from a cross of Bartlett x Purdue 80-51 (Old Home x Early Sweet). This same cross also produced Harrow Delight.

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This tree is medium sized, pyriform, upright-spreading, hardy, and reliably annual. It has great fireblight resistance and it is also resistant to mildew, but somewhat susceptible to scab. It is quite precocious: fruit is produced from lateral buds on one-year wood, as well as on spurs, thus coming into production in its second or third year. Fruit should be thinned to maintain size and productivity. AC™ Harrow Sweet has demonstrated pollen compatibility with Bartlett and Harrow Delight, and it will perform well on quince rootstock.

AC™ Harrow Sweet produces heavy crops that ripen three to four weeks after Bartlett. The pear is yellow with a red blush. The flesh is sweet and juicy, with an excellent flavor that rates highly in taste trials. It will store well for about ten weeks, and it holds its form when processed.

AC™ Harrow Sweet was developed from a cross of Bartlett x Purdue 80-51 (Old Home x Early Sweet). This same cross also produced Harrow Delight.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Cold-Hardy

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: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Bartlett x Purdue 80-51 (Old Home x Early Sweet)
Origin: Harrow, Ontario, Canada
Introduced in: 1996
Introduced by: R.E.C. Layne and H.A. Quamme

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 14 (approximate, in New York State) + 25 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: OHxF 87 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (75% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 18'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Pear Scab: Susceptible

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

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Kalle Pear on Quince-A 2022 0
Summercrisp Pear on OHxF 97 2022 0
Summercrisp Pear on OHxF 87 2022 0

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