Saturday, November 10, 2012

Trees That Please Nursery: 30 Days of Fall Foliage, Saturday November 10th.


Magness Pear
 
Magness Pear (Pyrus communis) is a medium to large sized, greenish-yellow pear with oval shape and covered with dark spots and sometimes russeted. Magness lacks the classic teardrop shape of Bartlett Pear.

 
Magness Pear has a rich, very sweet, and juicy, flesh that is almost free of grit cells. Magness can be stored for 2-3 months in cool storage. Magness Pear is resistant to fire blight, a bacterial disease of Pears and Apples. Magness Pear is hardy to USDA Zone 5.


Besides being a great tasting pear variety, Magness has beautiful fall color.


Leaves can be red


orange and red,


or a mixture of reddish orange colors.


Magness Pear loses its leaves in early November.
 

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information and pricing.

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

No comments:

Post a Comment