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Potomac Pear

Potomac Pear

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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.


10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1520 Potomac Pear on Semi-Standard (OHxF 97) root, 2 year- Extra Large grade $31.99 Add to Cart
3399 Potomac Pear on Semi-Standard (OHxF 97) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $27.99 Add to Cart

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