Luscious European PearEarly Fall. SD E31 x Ewart. SD State U, 1967. One of the few recent pear introductions that deserves a place in the home orchard.
Produces annual crops of delicious medium-sized oblong obovate-pyriform fruit. Bears so heavily that it’s apt to break branches. The soft fine extra-juicy off-white flesh is sweet and flavorful with almost no grit cells. Thin yellowish skin is covered with small tan dots.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may crop best when grown near Bartlett or one of the Asian pears. Although some literature warns that Luscious itself is a poor pollinator, we’ve been happy to have it at our place. Z3. (2½-6' bare-root trees)
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