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Aurora pear tree

Pyrus communis 'Aurora'

Aurora is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

Aurora is a large early-season pear, related to Bartlett and ripening at the same time, but with a superior flavor - sweet, juicy, with melting flesh.

The pears are a bit larger than Bartlett, but have a similar yellow russeted appearance, often flushed red.  Unlike Bartlett they can be kept in a fridge for a couple of months without loss of flavor and texture.

Aurora pear trees for sale

  • 1Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $38.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
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  • 2Semi-standard 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
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How to grow

Aurora is more vigorous than Bartlett, and although susceptible to fire blight, its vigor gives it a better chance of surviving.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Aurora was developed at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station at Geneva, NY, in the 1960s. One of the parents is Bartlett.

Aurora characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourCream
  • Fruit colorGreen / YellowOrange flushRusset