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

Potomac Pear

Potomac Pear

Pyrus communis 'Potomac'

Potomac has moderate sized, light green fruit with a buttery, fine textured flesh. The flavor is pleasingly subacid with a mild aroma. Trees are moderately vigorous with good fireblight resistance.

Potomac Pear Pricing

Item # Description Price
1520 Potomac Pear on Semi-Standard (OHxF 97) root, 2 year- Extra Large grade $27.99 Add Add to Cart
2501 Potomac Pear on Dwarf (OHxF 333) root, 2 year Extra Large grade $27.99 Add Add to Cart


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8


Pyrus communis 'Potomac'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Potomac is modeately vigorous and is similar to Anjou in early bearing and production.


A Little History about Potomac Pear

Potomac is a Moonglow x Buerre D/Anjou cross developed by the USDA and The Ohio State University.

Pyrus communis 'Potomac' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Late fall
Other Attributes
Sub-acid flavor
Very crisp
Very juicy
Grandpa's Nature Friendly™
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality