Cricket Hill Garden
Variety description: This hybrid pear is an open pollinated seedling of 'Tennessee' possibly pollinated by 'Hosui.' Developed by Harris County, Texas extension agent Bill Adams, who collected seed of 'Tennessee' about 1992. The only pear flowering nearby at the time was 'Hosui'. Excellent resistance to fire blight.
Fruit large, uniform, round like 'Hosui', but with European pear texture and flavor. Ripens well on the tree. One of the best pears for the Houston area. May be self fertile. Tree requires 550-600 chill hours.
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: LATE SUMMER and FALL 2021.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.