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Pear Tree, Harrow Crisp 62

Pear Tree, Harrow Crisp 62

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  1. Size and Shape: The 'Harrow Crisp' pear tree is a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide. It has a pyramidal shape with dense, upright branches.

  2. Foliage: The foliage of 'Harrow Crisp' is a glossy dark green with an oval shape. The leaves turn yellow in the fall before dropping.

  3. Flowers: In the spring, the tree produces small, white flowers that are arranged in clusters. These blooms are attractive to bees and other pollinators.

  4. Fruit: 'Harrow Crisp' produces medium to large-sized pears that have a round shape with a greenish-yellow skin that is blushed with red. The fruit has a crisp, juicy texture and a sweet, mildly tart flavor. The pears ripen in late summer to early fall and can be stored for several months.

  5. Growth rate: This pear tree grows at a moderate rate of 1 to 2 feet per year.

  6. Hardy Zones: 'Harrow Crisp' is hardy in zones 5 to 8, which means it can tolerate cold temperatures down to -20°F.

  7. Pollination: 'Harrow Crisp' is a self-sterile variety, which means it requires cross-pollination with another compatible variety to produce fruit. Good pollinators for this tree include 'Bartlett', 'D'Anjou', and 'Bosc' pear varieties.

  8. Maintenance: 'Harrow Crisp' requires regular pruning to maintain its shape and promote fruit production. It prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. Pests and diseases that may affect this tree include pear scab, fire blight, and pear psylla, which can be controlled with proper management practices.