The Potomac Pear is a mid season pear that ripens in Mid-September here in Tennessee. The fruit is large and has a smooth buttery texture without any grittiness and is very sweet. Potomac Pears store relatively well keeping until Christmas with refrigeration.
The tree itself is moderately upright in growth pattern and benefits from training for home use. If you are growing them for wildlife, the upright habit gets the fruit up high away from the deer.
Fast growing and bears at a young age. Potomac has fireblight resistance and is able to wall off any infections that do occur.
Potomac Pears are self pollinating though, all fruit trees benefit from another variety as a pollinator. Read More