Pyrus communis 'Aurora'
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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 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.