Piedmont Pear

$2.35

  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases

“Piedmont Pear” is a very pretty yellow and pink bicolor cherry to cocktail-sized pear. I found a bit of information on the origin of this variety posted in a forum:
“Piedmont Pear is an unknown cross that arose in the fields of Bradley Gates of California. As far as possible parentage goes — he says of some of the crosses that have appeared in his fields that he has saved/shared seed for: ‘I do know that most came from Big Rainbow, Marvel Stripe, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, and Green Zebra…’ Brad’s description – ‘red/yellow pear shape large cherry size. Gets very sweet late in the season. Named by a person from Piedmont in Oakland Ca.’”
I do not know if it had a yellow epidermis to start with, but it now has a clear epidermis, which makes this a yellow/white and pink (not red) bicolor. It was a little stingy with the fruits, as I planted it out rather late in the heat. As with other bicolor varieties I have grown, the prettiest, rosiest color is found on fruits that have ripened on the plant in the warmth. I have to pick my fruits at breaker to avoid insect annihilation, so these in my photo are much more yellow than rosy pink.

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