Harrow Crisp Pear

(Pyrus communis)

harrow crisp pear, canadian pears, canada foodThis medium sized fruit is annually productive with an attractive, smooth yellow skin and red blush. Its white flesh has a crisp, mild flavour.

A Bartlett Cross made in 1972 by Dr. H. A. Quamme at the Harrow and Vineland Stations, Harrow Crisp pears were introduced by Dr. David Hunter at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Greenhouse & Processing Crops Research Centre in Harrow in 2002.

Ready early September, Harrow Crisp has excellent resistance to fireblight. It is sensitive to being extended storage and late picking, making this pear ideal for canning and processing.

With files from Charlie Embree’s 100 Apples and 100 Pears: A Collection of Characteristics for 100 Apples and 100 Pears.

Photo courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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