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Gorham pear

Developed in New York, but very much in the European style. Good flavor and versatile, can be considered an improved Bartlett.

Gorham identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Species: Pyrus communis
  • Parentage: Josephine de Malines x Willams / Bartlett
  • Originates from: New York, United States
  • Introduced: 1910
  • Developed by: Richard Wellington, NYAES
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2607
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-305


  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Scab  - Very resistant
  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

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  • The Book of Pears (2015)
    Author: Morgan

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