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Highland Pear on Quince Provence (Spring 2024)


A hardy, delicious European pear that you can store until Christmas.

Highland is a hardy tree that grows well in both warmer and colder climates. It is susceptible to pear scab and fireblight.

This pear is ready for harvest at the beginning of October in NY, and it can be kept in cold storage for up to two months. It does best with at least a couple of weeks of chilling before being allowed to complete ripening. When ripening is completed at room temperature, the fruit is of the highest quality, with butter-smooth, highly flavored flesh. This pear is large and thin skinned.

Selected in 1944 from a cross of Bartlett and Comice, Highland was released in 1974. The breeder was Dr. George Oberle.

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Highland is a hardy tree that grows well in both warmer and colder climates. It is susceptible to pear scab and fireblight.

This pear is ready for harvest at the beginning of October in NY, and it can be kept in cold storage for up to two months. It does best with at least a couple of weeks of chilling before being allowed to complete ripening. When ripening is completed at room temperature, the fruit is of the highest quality, with butter-smooth, highly flavored flesh. This pear is large and thin skinned.

Selected in 1944 from a cross of Bartlett and Comice, Highland was released in 1974. The breeder was Dr. George Oberle.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Bartlett x Comice
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1974
Introduced by: Dr. George Oberle

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 9
Chill hours: 600
Ripening date: Oct 01 (approximate, in New York State) + 42 days after Bartlett

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: Quince Provence Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (55% of Standard)
Tree spacing: See details
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Pear Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group:
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Half-Standard (55% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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