Pear, 'Wilder Early'
Variety description: This early ripening pear originated as a chance seedling found by Charles A. Green, Chautauqua County, New York, about 1884. Fruit medium in size, Flesh is buttery but not melting, and moderately juicy. Aromatic, pleasing flavor. Holds up better than most early pears. Tree vigorous, thrifty, somewhat apple-like in appearance, productive, moderately susceptible to fire blight.
Further description of this cultivar was given by Weldon in Pear Growing in California (1918): "Size small to medium. Color yellow with red cheek. Flavor sweet and good. Recently introduced and profitable for local sale in San Diego County. This variety has recently become quite popular for planting in Solano and Placer counties. It ripens early, being practically off the market before the Bartlett begins. Quality good."
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 2017 shipping.
Shipping restrictions: Cannot ship to Canada.
Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.