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Parker Pear

Parker Pear

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Parker Pear

Pyrus communis 'Parker'

Parker Pear is very hardy and ripens in early September in mid-season.  The fruit is medium-large, yellow-bronze with some red blush.  The flesh is fine grained, tender, sweet and juicy and the visible grit cells soften with maturity.  Susceptible to scab and fire blight.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3807 Parker Pear on Semi-Dwarf (OHxF 333) Root - Small 3/8-7/16" caliper grade (FFT) $28.49 Add to Cart

A Little History about Parker Pear

Parker was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1934 and is an open pollinated seedling of  a Manchurian pear.  Some consider it to be very similar to Flemish Beauty.

Pyrus communis 'Parker' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Upright habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Spurry habit
Harvest Period
Early fall
Other Attributes
Very crisp
Very juicy
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Juice or Cider