Pyrus communis 'Chapin'
Variety description: This heirloom produces medium sized fruit with heavily russeted greenish yellow skin. Very sweet, richly aromatic flesh. Taste is similar to that of the related 'Seckel' pear. Very productive tree with good vigor. Recommended for the backyard orchard. Open pollinated seedling of 'Seckel' introduced by the famous fruit breeder U.P. Hedrick of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in 1945. Grafted onto semi-dwarf hardy rootstock. This tree will reach 20' at maturity.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Pears will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.5 is ideal.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 24" with strong central leader.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2016 shipping. Potted plants also available at the nursery this spring.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.