Item Synonyms Description
Packham's Triumph A commercially important Australian pear variety. Good flavor and reliable cropping. Originated in Australia, 1896
Passe Crassane A variety developed by M. Boisbunel, a nurseryman from Rouen, France
Patten Patten Pear is a medium-sized tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces yellow oblong pears (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with a red blush and white flesh which are usually ready for picking in early fall. The pears have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
Perdue The Perdue Pear Tree is a new, patented cultivar that miraculously sprouted from seed at the Perdue family farm in Rosendale, Louisiana. Perdue Pears are of exceptional quality, with a deliciously sweet pear flavor. The Perdue Pear flavor has been described as creamy, sweet, and even reminiscent of the Golden Delicious Apple. The Perdue produces very juicey, sweet pears, and has noticeably less grit cells than traditional southern pears. Perdue Pear fruits are large greenish-yellow pears that have smooth, slightly blotched skin, and a typical pear shape. In early August, they are ready to eat as firm, green pears but will gradually ripen to a golden brown, soft pear, if preferred. The Perdue Pear Tree is large (20') with strong limbs that grow at wide angles, and usually don't require support. Perdue Pear bears abundant clusters annually and no fire blight has been observed. The L.S.U. horticulturalists believe it to be self-fertile but a pollinator is recommended for max production
Pineapple The Pineapple Pear is a pollinator. This pear tree has large yellow fruit with red blush. It’s crisp flesh has unusual pineapple flavor. The Pineapple Pear tree is a good variety for the deep south. The pear tree bears a large crop at an early age and can reach a height of 15-20 feet. The Pineapple pear is Self- fruitful but bears better with second variety. This pear tree is blight resistant and ripens in August.
Pitmaston Duchess A popular late-season 19th century English pear.
Potomac Introduced in 1993 from the Kearneysville, WV USDA station, this high quality pear ripens in mid-September. Fruit is sweet and buttery and extremely juicy. Tree is vigorous and fairly precocious. Pollinates with other European pears and is fire blight resistant. A Moonglow-Anjou cross, it is one of the highest quality fireblight resistant varieties available.
Princess An English pear, from the famous Rivers Nursery.