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Maxine Pear on OHxF 87 (Spring 2022)


A great all-purpose, disease-resistant pear. Also known as Century Yellow, Starking® Delicious.

This tree is vigorous, upright, and productive, and it has great fireblight resistance. Fruit size is inconsistent and crops should be thinned for optimal quality. It is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollination partner.

Maxine is a medium-sized pear with a smooth, yellow skin. It is sturdy, stores well, and does not bruise easily, making it a good option for small commercial orchards. The flesh is free of grit, buttery, and juicy, and the flavor is excellent. It is recommended for fresh eating, baking, and canning.

Maxine was discovered as a chance seedling in Preble County, Ohio around 1900. It was first propagated by E.M. Buechly of Greenville, Ohio. This tree is almost certainly the same as the Starking® Delicious distributed by Stark Bros. Nurseries.

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This tree is vigorous, upright, and productive, and it has great fireblight resistance. Fruit size is inconsistent and crops should be thinned for optimal quality. It is not self-fertile, and it will need a pollination partner.

Maxine is a medium-sized pear with a smooth, yellow skin. It is sturdy, stores well, and does not bruise easily, making it a good option for small commercial orchards. The flesh is free of grit, buttery, and juicy, and the flavor is excellent. It is recommended for fresh eating, baking, and canning.

Maxine was discovered as a chance seedling in Preble County, Ohio around 1900. It was first propagated by E.M. Buechly of Greenville, Ohio. This tree is almost certainly the same as the Starking® Delicious distributed by Stark Bros. Nurseries.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Pear
Subcategory: European

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: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Ohio
Introduced in: ~ 1900
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 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: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?
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 Maxine 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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