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.
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Photos and Narrative By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist