Orient Pear


Introduced in 1945 through the Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station.


Extremely Fireblight resistant and easy to grow.  Closely related to Kieffer.  Orient pears have a simple sweet flavor and sandy texture.  Mostly used for canning.

  • Uses: Canning, Fresh Eating
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Fruit Size: Medium – Large
  • Pollination: Requires pollinator other than Kieffer
  • Ripens: Mid-August-September, Requires additional ripening after harvest.
  • Keeps 2-3 Months in Cold Storage
  • Fireblight:  – Very Resistant
  • USDA Zones: 5-9