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European Pear 'Orcas'

Pyrus communis 'Orcas'

Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
*Important* Fruit trees, in general, have unique maintenance needs in terms of pruning, harvesting, and pest and disease management. Visit portlandfruit.org or homeorchardsociety.org for more fruit tree care info.

Growing Conditions:
European Pears like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.

Uses:
An excellent, disease-resistant variety produces good crops of very large and attractive, carmine blushed, yellow pears with smooth, sweet,buttery flesh. Excellent for fresh eating, canning and drying, Orcas is very reliable and productive and ripens in early to mid-September. These beautiful and tasty Pears can weigh of 1 lb. each!

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Round

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Discovered on Orcas Island, Washington.