June’s Pear European Pear


June’s Pear European Pear

Pyrus communis Early Fall. Unknown parentage. Pownal, Maine.

Initially listed in our catalog as Beurre d’Amalis, but recent DNA test results have shown this to be incorrect. In the past we’ve also offered this pear under the provisional name Pownal. Our description remains the same and fully matches the fruit of the tree that we are now offering as June’s Pear. No matter the name, this is a pear worth growing.

Very high-quality dessert and cooking pear introduced to us by June Lacombe and Bill Ginn of Hawk Ridge Farm in Pownal, ME, whose beautiful locally famous tree dominates their backyard. June wrote to us that the tree produces “an abundant crop of large sweet juicy fruit. It is thick skinned and must be eaten when it first ‘dents’ with your thumb while the skin is still green. At that point, it is tender, fragrant and luscious. We have collected pear recipes for years to use the prolific produce from this ancient tree and fattened our homegrown turkeys on the excess.” Z4/5. Maine Grown. (2½-6' bare-root trees)

252 June’s Pear
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Additional Information

European Pears

Although some pears appear to be self-pollinating, we recommend a second variety for pollination. Bloom dates for all varieties are similar. Plant 15–20' apart. For 2024, European Pears and Perry Pears are on OHxF97 or a similar rootstock.

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