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Harrow Sweet Pear: Pyrus communis “Harrow Sweet” (European Pear)

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet Pear

The Harrow Sweet pear is an early producer of high quality fruit. In the fall, these trees produce a heavy crop of medium to large yellow fruits with a red blush and a little bit of russeting. They are sweet and juicy with excellent flavor. Harrow Sweet pears are perfect for eating, canning, and preserves. Like other European pears, the Harrow Sweet needs a pollination buddy such as Bartlett or Moonglow. This cultivar is cold-hardy and very resistant to fire blight.


  • Hardiness zones 4 to 8
  • Grows 10 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 12 feet wide as a dwarf variety
  • Standard tree grows 12 to 20 feet tall with an 8 to 20 foot spread
  • Good for eating, canning, preserves
  • Common names: Pear “Harrow Sweet,” Harrow Sweet Pear, Pyrus “Harrow Sweet,” European Pear, Common Pear, Wild Pear, Choke Pear

Have you grown Harrow Sweet pears? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Harrow Sweet pears.


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