Pear Trees

Asked September 25, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT

Pear Trees that resit fire blight for planting in metro Detroit

Oakland County Michigan

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If you want fruit:

http://shaponline.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Performance-of-New-Fire-Blight-Resistant-Pears-Bill-Shane.pdf

Narrowing the list down: Harrow Sweet, Harrow Delight, Moonglow. You will generally need two different pear varieties in the same location to get proper pollination.

For ornamental pears:

Bradford is moderately resistant but not as resistant as the fruit bearing varieties listed above. Cleveland is relatively susceptible