The Orient pear is a heavy bearer. In the fall, prepare to harvest large, bell-shaped golden pears with a touch of russeting. The fruit is firm, juicy, and sweet. Orient pears are great for eating, canning, and baking. The Orient needs a pollination buddy such as Bartlett or Moonglow. This cultivar is highly resistant to fire blight.
- Hardiness zones 5 to 8
- Standard tree grows 12 to 20 feet tall with an 8- to 20-foot spread
- Good for eating, canning, baking
- Common names: Pear “Orient,” Orient Pear, Pyrus “Orient”
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