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Fruit tree comparisons


Pear tree
Potomac

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Growing


Pear tree
Potomac
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
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Using


Pear tree
Potomac
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
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Disease resistance


Pear tree
Potomac
General resistanceGood
FireblightVery resistant
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Climate


Pear tree
Potomac
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Pear tree
Potomac
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Fruit colorGreen / Red
Flesh colourCream
Fruit sizeSmall
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