Pears

Harrow Delight: This gem of a tree produces fruit similar to a Barlett, however, the Harrow Delight is fireblight resistant.  With its blushed, yellow skin, the fruit is smooth and fine with great flavor. It is an early-midseason to midseason bloomer with harvests as early as late July. Harrow Deligh requires 800 chill hours for maximum production.  It is interfruitful with Barlett, Bosc, D'Anjou, and Moonglow pears and does require a pollenizer. Fireblight disease is a problem for pear producers in the Central Valley, and gardners are encouraged to only plant Fireblight-resistant varieties like Harrow Delight, Moonglow, and Warren.

Moonglow: Moonglows produce large, firm fruit excellent for canning or eaten fresh.  The spur-type tree is very productive offering midseason blooming and harvests as early as mid-July.  Moonglow trees require far fewer chill hours than most pears coming in around 400 to 500 hours.  It does require a pollenizer, but makes a good pollenizer for other pear trees. Consider planting more than one or with other pear varieties like Harrow Delight.  Moonglow pear trees are fireblight resistant. Fireblight disease is a problem for pear producers in the Central Valley, and gardners are encouraged to only plant Fireblight-resistant varieties like Harrow Delight, Moonglow, and Warren.

Warren:  Warren Pear trees are an excellent choice for Central Valley gardeners looking to plant pear trees.  The tree is highly fireblight resistant and requires only 600 chill hours.  The fruit of the tree is smooth and juicy with a sweet, buttery flavor.  It makes a wonderful dessert pear.  It is a late-midseason bloomer with harvests beginning in early August.  The tree is self-fruitful and does not require a pollenizer. Fireblight disease is a problem for pear producers in the Central Valley, and gardners are encouraged to only plant Fireblight-resistant varieties like Harrow Delight, Moonglow, and Warren.