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

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