Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Varieties
Avoid spraying as much and grow more organically with these varieties.
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