Originally known as Fondante de Boise or Sweetmeat of the Woods, this quince-compatible pear was introduced to the United States in the early 1800s. The large, round fruits have creamy-yellow, red-blushed skin along with firm, creamy-white flesh that becomes tender, sweet, and aromatic as the fruits ripen. This variety is among the hardiest pears for northern zones, with the highest degree of self-fertility among the major varieties. Fruit ripens from mid-September to early October. 1-year-old tree on Quince A rootstock, dwarf.
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