Grandpa's Choice™ Varieties
Grandpa tested hundreds of varieties over the years and the best of the best are his "choices".
Sunrise Pear

Sunrise Pear

Sunrise Pear

Pyrus communis 'Sunrise'

Sunrise is a fire blight resistant early season pear that ripens a couple weeks before Bartlett, close to Clapp's Favorite time.  It has a yellow skin with a slight pink blush and little russetting.  The fruit has a sweet pleasant flavor and will store for a couple months.  Harvests in mid-late August.

Sunrise Pear Pricing

Item # Description Price
2510 Sunrise Pear on Dwarf (OHxF 333) root, 2 year Extra Large grade $27.99 Add Add to Cart

Height

10-15 Feet

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Spread

8-12 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

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Pyrus communis 'Sunrise'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sunrise has shown impressive resistance to fire blight and is superior to other varieties in its season.  Pollinates well with Bartlett, Red Bartlett and Bosc and likely other pears.

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A Little History about Sunrise Pear

Sunrise is another new introduction from the cooperative efforts of USDA and Ohio State University.

Pyrus communis 'Sunrise' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early season
Early summer
Other Attributes
Aromatic
Sweet
Very juicy
Keeps well
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Uses
High dessert quality