From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
ATLANTIC QUEEN PEAR is a unique old French cultivar. The tree is prolific and tolerant of adverse conditions, with resistance to fireblight. The very large (to 1 1/2lb) fruit has yellow-green skin covering a melting, juicy, aromatic flesh. The trees can reach a height of 25 feet or more and grow in any fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun. They have strong vertical branches and require little pruning. The fruit grows on long-lived spurs and is spherical to typically pear-shaped. It should never be allowed to ripen on the tree. The ripening process is completed in storage where the pears will ripen more evenly. It ripens in September. It has done well in the east and west in both maritime and hot summers. USDA Zones 5-9. Needs a pollenizer.
- Early Fall - September