Parker Pear

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  • Zone: 3
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Texture: Crisp
  • Bloom Time: Early May
  • Harvest Time: September
  • Size: Prune to desired height
  • Uses: Fresh eating, canning

Ripens right on the tree! As most pears would need to be harvested before being ripe to avoid core rot, this one you can allow to tree ripen. A 1934 University of Minnesota introduction. Open-pollinated seedling of a Manchurian pear. Large, yellow-bronze fruit. Fine grained, tender and juicy. This one is a favorite for canning. Halve it, core it, can it. Leave the skin on for canning, it is fantastic! Pollinator for 'Luscious'.

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