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Aurora pear

Pyrus communis
An early-season American pear variety, related to Bartlett but with an improved flavor and better storage.

USDA identification images for Aurora

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    Origins

    • Species: Pyrus communis

    Using

    • Picking season: Early
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Juice style: Sweeter

    Growing

    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped

    Climate

    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Fruit colour: Russet

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