Summercrisp pear was released by the University of Minnesota in the 1980’s. It is a very cold hardy variety that is a prolific producer of small, crispy pears (3″-3.5″ fruits) that are good for fresh eating only. A unique pear as it is best picked and consumed at the green/ripe stage when the fruit is crispy and not fully ripe. The fruit quality decreases rapidly if allowed to fully ripen. Stores for up to 3 weeks refrigerated.
We offer this variety on OH x Farmingdale 333 rootstock which is semi-dwarf. With pruning the tree can be kept to 15′ in height.
Relished by deer.
Best to prune only when dormant in winter/early spring to help avoid fireblight.
This variety is less prone to fireblight than most others.
Excellent for children’s lunches due to the small fruit size. Learn more about Savoring Summercrisp Pear.
Summercrisp must be cross-pollinated with a different pear variety in order to produce fruit. Triploid varieties (Gourmet, Luscious) will not work as a pollinator.